May 7-13: Party Central Committee convenes 7th session

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At the opening ceremony of the Party Central Committee's 7th session in Hanoi on May 7 (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Nhan Dan Online reviews the notable events that have made the headlines over the past week.

Party Central Committee’s 7th session takes place in Hanoi

The seventh plenary session of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded in Hanoi on May 12, completing all the contents of its agenda after six working days.

During the seventh plenary session, the Party Central Committee came up with instructions, goals, tasks, policies and measures to continue accelerating salary reform, building and perfecting the system of job positions, and increasing the reform of social insurance policy.

At the session, the Party Central Committee elected two supplementary members of the Secretariat and considered punishments for certain Party members.

Members of the committee voted to adopt a resolution of the session, and three resolutions on three projects.

200 international delegates join science and development conference in Vietnam

Delegates at the conference.

Nobel laureates and nearly 200 scientists from 40 countries and territories worldwide attended a conference on science and development, which opened in Quy Nhon city, in the central province of Binh Dinh, on May 9.

The conference featured 12 international symposiums and six specialised thematic classes scheduled for the 14th Rencontres du Vietnam, attracting the participation of over 1,500 domestic and international delegates.

On the occasion, several exchanges were held between Nobel laureates, distinguished scientists and students, as well as the scientific community, in Quy Nhon, Hue, Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi hosts Asian Physics Olympiad

The 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2018) officially concluded at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, on May 12, with 33 gold, 13 silver, and 24 bronze medals, as well as 9 special prizes, being presented to the outstanding contestants.

All eight members of the Vietnamese team won medals, including four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The APhO 2018 took place from May 6 to 13, featuring the participation of 188 candidates, 50 delegation heads, and 29 observers from 25 countries and territories worldwide.

Second Vietnamese scientist elected to Global Young Academy

Dr. Tran Xuan Bach, Associate Professor from the Hanoi Medical University

Dr. Tran Xuan Bach, Associate Professor from the Hanoi Medical University, has been elected as a new member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), receiving the highest votes among the young scientists from developing countries.

Dr. Tran Xuan Bach, an associate professor and vice head of the Health Economics Department at Hanoi Medical University, as well as adjunct associate professor at the US-based Johns Hopkins University, was among 45 finalists from 401 candidates in 95 countries who applied for GYA membership in 2018.

He became the second representative from Vietnam at GYA, after Dr. Tran Quang Huy from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology was elected to the GYA in 2017.

Pianist Luu Hong Quang claims second at competition in Italy

Talented Vietnamese pianist Luu Hong Quang won second prize at the Oleggio International Piano Competition, which took place in Italy from May 3 to 6.

Quang was among six outstanding contestants who were admitted to the finale, in which they performed a programme lasting a maximum of 50 minutes.

The contest attracted the participation of 30 pianists, aged between 18 and 37, from countries around the world, including Russia, Italy, France, the UK, Japan, China and Vietnam. They were shortlisted from 80 entrants through their pre-qualification videos.

National festival reflects diversity of Then signing art

A performance of Then singing with Tinh gourd lute at the festival (Photo: VNA)

The sixth national festival of the art of Then singing and the Tinh gourd lute of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups officially opened in Ha Giang city, in the northernmost province of Ha Giang, on May 13.

The festival, from May 12 to 14, gathered more than 500 artisans from 14 provinces nationwide with the aim to provide a rendezvous for diverse Then melodies, dances and music from different ethnic regions.

Activities during the event included an exhibition of products from the 14 participating provinces, a display of the Then culture of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups, Then singing performances, the re-enactment of the traditional Then rituals and the art of Then singing in Ha Giang, and tours of the imposing local landscapes.

Tuan Chau Ha Long Open 2018 attracts 18 teams

The Tuan Chau Ha Long Open 2018, a women’s one-star tournament hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour, took place at the Tuan Chau International Resort in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, on May 10-12.

Volleyball players from Japan dominated the tournament as the championship title and a US$20,000 in cash prize went to Nagata and Kumada, while two other doubles, Mizoe/Hashimoto and Suzuki/Sakaguchi, ranked second and third, respectively.

Starikov and Chorin from Israel ranked fourth at the tournament.

The competition featured the participation of 18 teams from 12 countries, including Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Israel, and the hosts Vietnam.