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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 19

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Politics

-- Vietnam hopes to forge stronger cooperation with Belgium in tertiary education, green economy and climate change response, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas during their meeting in Hanoi on Thursday.

Society

-- Top Vietnamese leaders paid a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Masoleum in Hanoi on Thursday to commemorate the 127th anniversary of the birth of late President Ho Chi Minh, who was a key figure in the reunification of Vietnam.

-- Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City will begin using digital signature to issue online copies of official documents starting next month, according to the city’s administration.

-- The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has requested a thorough study into the possibility of building helipads on top of high-rises with at least 20 floors in the city to improve firefighting capabilities and emergency response.

-- A male patient in southern Hau Giang Province died on Thursday with symptoms of the influenza A virus subtype H5N1, raising concern of a possible return of the virus in the Mekong Delta region.

-- Four million devices in Vietnam are still vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware despite the country having overcome the height of the attack without suffering any serious damage, according to Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team.

Business

-- Ministries and authorities that refuse to actively implement a government directive signed by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday, which declared the government’s full support for enterprises to grow, will be named publicly, according to Dang Huy Dong, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment.

-- Vinamilk, Vietnam’s largest dairy producer, has just imported 2,000 high-yielding dairy cows from the U.S., raising the size of its cattle farm in southern Tay Ninh Province to 5,000 cows, with plans to reach its intended capacity of 8,000 cows by the end of 2017.

-- Pacific Partnership 2017, an annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, departed central Vietnam’s Da Nang City on Thursday after completing ten days of training, expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements and community relations events.

Education

-- A family in central Da Nang City has reportedly paid tens of thousands of U.S. dollars in tuition fee to a U.S. high school through a local language center without receiving any proof of payment in return, while their son is now facing expulsion.

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