The 13th Party Congress of Vietnam on Development Goals, People’s Happiness and Lessons Learned from the Reform (25/09/2021)

The 13th National Party Congress of Vietnam (in 2021) has summarized to define five lessons learnt from the Party’s leadership and management practice and the national vital development over the past 30 years of the national reform since the mid-1980s. These lessons, which were referred in the previous congresses, have now been thoroughly explored, elucidated and further affirmed. Development goals, both general and particular, have also been approved for the 13th term and further for each imminent period accompanied by important historical milestones. This conveys economic and symbolic significance to encourage the creativity of all socio-economic subjects and nationwide aspirations for development to successful realize the goal of building a prosperous and happy country in the near future.
Author: Ho Si Quy

Vietnam in the Global Supply Chain in the Context of the Covid-19 Epidemic: An Analysis of the Manufacturing Industry (25/09/2021)

Success in attracting foreign direct investment and international economic integration has enabled access to major markets for some of Vietnamese key products, developing its competitive position in the global supply chain. The article analyzes the role of some key sectors in the manufacturing industry of Vietnam in the current global supply chain such as electronics, textile, footwear, agro-fishery processing. Pointing out the difficulties of enterprises in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, the article provides some suggestions to ensure and maintain Vietnam’s position in the global supply chain.
Author: Vu Hung Cuong

The Relationship between Language and Culture in Studying and Teaching Foreign Languages and International Studies under a Systematic Perspective (25/09/2021)

The paper presents a literature review of the relationship between language and culture - the core issue in teaching and learning foreign languages, linguistics and international studies. On that basis, it provides a relevant theoretical framework including previous research results.
Author: Tran Ngoc Them

Digital Transformation and Initial Research on People’s Awareness of Digital Transformation on Social Networks (25/09/2021)

The term “digital transformation” has recently emerged in the world including Vietnam. Vietnam’s national digital transformation program is aimed at adapting to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Despite a new definition, digital transformation and its context have been drastically changing the way people live, work and interact with each other. The article initially clarifies the term “digital transformation”, Vietnam’s digital transformation program, then summarizes and analyzes people’s awareness of this process by collecting public opinion on social networks. Some recommendations for increasing people’s participation in the digital transformation are thereby offered.
Author: Pham Quang Linh, Le Quang Ngoc

Nurturing “Zest for Living” through Arts Education in Japan (25/09/2021)

After the period of rapid growth, Japanese modern society is now facing critical issues such as ageing population, urban development, creative economy and sustainable development. Nurturing “zest for living” through arts education has been proven an effective effort in solving such issues. Based on an initial literature review by Japanese scholars, the article provides an overview of the crucial process in the Japanese policy-making and theoretical study on nurturing “zest for living”, as well as successful practices of arts and music education in the first decade of the 21st century. Through the Japanese case study, the article highlights an important research gap, both theoretical and practical, for the development of Vietnamese society.
Author: Nguyen Duong Do Quyen

New Religious Phenomena in Some Provinces and Cities in Vietnam Today (25/09/2021)

New religious phenomena have flourished in the world since the second half of the 20th century. In Vietnam today, new religious phenomena appear to be complex, diverse and rich in both form and content. Based on a literature review, the paper contributes to explaining how the new religious phenomena emerge and how the state management on religion has been undertaken.
Author: Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, Nguyen Thi Que Huong