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Slovakia set to recognize Vietnamese community as the 14th ethnic minority

The Vietnamese community in Slovakia being recognized as the 14th ethnic minority is a testament to the active role and ability of the Vietnamese community to integrate deeply when studying and working abroad.

Overseas Vietnamese communities face hard times due to COVID-19

For the first time since her arrival in the US, Phuong Mai found Chinatown in Philadelphia deserted.


Roots not forgotten as Vietnamese expats play a part in homeland’s development

Over the years, the community of more than 4.5 million Vietnamese people living abroad have become deeply assimilated into local political, economic, cultural and social life. 


Expanding space for overseas Vietnamese intellectuals' contribution to the country

Over the past twenty years, through policies and practical actions, overseas Vietnamese-related affairs have been continuing to realize the Resolution No. 36 of the Politburo on overseas Vietnamese and brought it to life.


Hanoi set to play host to Homeland Spring 2020 program

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with relevant agencies, is due to host the Homeland Spring 2020 program in Hanoi on January 18, 2020.

Vietnamese-American author becomes genius grant recipient

Vietnamese-American author Ocean Vuong has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a “genius grant”, by the MacArthur Foundation.


Overseas Vietnamese say complicated procedures make it difficult to buy houses

VietNamNet Bridge - Many overseas Vietnamese, or Viet Kieu, have given up the plan to buy houses iand settle down here because they cannot meet required procedures.

Overseas Vietnamese sing for new year

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two music concerts featuring Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) will be held in Da Lat to usher in the New Year.

Overseas Vietnamese want Viet Kieu-invested bank in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts believe that the current conditions for the establishment and operation of a Viet Kieu-invested bank in Vietnam are more favorable than 25 years ago.

Foreigners buy houses in Vietnam as green light turns on

VietNamNet Bridge - Though some problems still exist in the legal framework, more and more foreigners are registering to buy houses in Vietnam.

More foreigners are buying apartments in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreigners have bought houses in Vietnam since the government removed strict regulations on foreign ownership. 

Government announces action plan on overseas Vietnamese

 The Government announced an action plan to promote the implementation of the ninth Politburo’s Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW on overseas Vietnamese from 2016 to 2020.

Vietnam a top remittance recipient

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam this year would remain among the top 15 recipients with remittances of roughly US$12.5 billion from Vietnamese living overseas, a World Bank (WB) report says.  

Real estate developers propose higher stake for foreigners

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate developers have complained about the regulation that limits foreign ownership to no more than 30 percent of apartments in one project and no more than 250 houses in one ward.

Foreigners allowed to buy houses, but cannot sign contracts

VietNamNet Bridge - Foreigners can only put a deposit down for houses, but still cannot sign contracts and get houses delivered, even though the 2014 Housing Law took effect three months ago. 

Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate (part 2)

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate firms all have confirmed a significant increase in the number of buyers from overseas recently, both overseas Vietnamese and foreigners.

Political News 27/8

 Argentina’s Lower House praises Vietnam’s Revolution; Viet Kieu return for National Day, August Revolution celebrations; Deputy PM promotes ties with Israel at Ha Noi reception

Rules for Viet Kieu made much easier

HCM City has made significant improvements in administrative reform to better serve overseas Vietnamese and encourage them to invest in the country.

Overseas Vietnamese rush to pour money into real estate

VietNamNet Bridge - The real estate buying power of Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) increased rapidly as soon as the new policy on allowing Viet Kieu and foreigners to buy houses in Vietnam took effect.

A bubble in resort real estate?

VietNamNet Bridge - The resort real estate market is scorching hot with investors rushing to inject money, but experts warn that the hot growth may not be sustainable.