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Bringing news of Eastern land closer to international readers (*)

TUESDAY, 21/06/2022 09:24:20

The English page of the Hai Duong online newspaper has become an indispensable spiritual dish of many foreigners in Hai Duong as well as Hai Duong overseas.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang meets South Korean businesses on April 5, 2022 to promote investment to Hai Duong

Recently, there have been many innovations on the English page of the Hai Duong online newspaper with diverse contents conveyed in various forms, making it an indispensable spiritual dish of many foreigners in Hai Duong as well as Hai Duong overseas.

Accessing the English page of the Hai Duong online newspaper at https://news.baohaiduong.vn/, readers can immediately see the latest news in the province.

The page has been operated since 2012 with the mission of bringing information of the province to domestic and international friends.

Together with Hai Duong Media and Hai Duong Letters and Arts pages, the English page Hai Duong News has contributed to diversifying propaganda forms of the Hai Duong Newspaper.

Especially, since early 2022, the newspaper has made many innovations to improve the quality of publications, and from April 1, the English page got a more modern look.

Journalist Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Subeditor of the Hai Duong Newspaper, said during a working session with the newspaper at the beginning of 2022, Mr. Pham Xuan Thang, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, suggested that the newspaper, including the English page, continue to improve the quality and effectiveness of propaganda, pay attention to propagandizing culture, people, and especially information to lure investment, efforts of the provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee in removing obstacles and creating favorable conditions for domestic and foreign investors for Hai Duong to become a reliable and attractive destination of businesses.

From the direction of the Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, the Editorial Board of the Hai Duong Newspaper immediately assigned the Department of Subeditor to propose a plan to rearrange columns and contents of the English page in a modern and attractive direction to lure more readers. There were many meetings and a lot of plans were discussed.

Since April 2022, the English page has had five columns, shortened from nearly a dozen ones in the past, including News, Business, Culture-Sports-Tourism, About Hai Duong, and Multimedia.

Two new columns Business and About Hai Duong help spread information and guidelines to attract investment to the province.

In addition, there are several sub-columns, “entrances” making the newspaper’s interface more diverse.

To express the innovated contents, the Editorial Board required officials, reporters, and the translator to change their working styles, thereby publishing updated and more topical news in various forms and genres like articles, photos, and video clips 

The recent innovations of the Hai Duong online newspaper have received much positive feedback from foreign readers in Hai Duong.

Ukrainian Oleg Borysyuk, 38 years old, who has lived in Vietnam for about three years and worked as an English teacher of some English centers, said when a friend sent him the address of the English page of the Hai Duong Newspaper, he found diverse contents there.

“The page is quite beautiful, easy to read, and friendly designed. There are many photos in articles, video clips, and infographics introducing a lot of attractive destinations and specialties of the locality. The official English news site is very helpful for me and many foreigners to integrate into local life, thereby easily introducing the friendly land of Hai Duong to my international friends,” said Oleg Borysyuk.

(*) Eastern land: Old name of Hai Duong
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