Vietnam’s successful cultural diplomacy in 2010 was reflected in activities dedicated to ASEAN and the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, and the effort to win UNESCO recognition of the country’s cultural heritages.

A troupe of 50 Chinese disabled artists will have a special performance at the Hanoi Opera House on December 2. They will perform their worldwide famous dance entitled “Goddess of Mercy with hundreds of arms and thousands of eyes” and a dance play entitled “My Dream”, which have become famous worldwide.

A Vietnamese speaking contest and cultural exchange programme for students in the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held in the port city of Busan on November 27.

The festival which will be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is a part of the cerebrations of the 20th anniversary of the European and Vietnam relations and an excellent example of important public diplomacy exchanges in the EU and Vietnam relationship.

Russian cultural days will be held in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from November 14 to 22, 2010 as part of a cooperative, two-year cultural exchange between the two countries.

Last Friday, an official accompanying President Aquino in his state visit to Vietnam was criticized for comments posted on Twitter. Carmen Mislang, who holds the rank of assistant secretary in the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, tweeted that the wine served at a dinner hosted by Vietnam "sucks"...

Vietnam and Japan on October 31 issued a joint statement on the comprehensive development of strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia during Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s visit to Vietnam.

Hillary Clinton is back in Vietnam, again. This is the secretary of state's second visit in four months, itself following a high-level visit two weeks ago by Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense. This time Clinton is in town for the East Asia Summit.