Việt Nam mostly imported mobilephones from China and South Korea in the period. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam spent US$1.1 billion to import mobile phones and spare parts in May, up 36.2 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). In the first five months of the year, total imports of the products were worth $4.91 billion, a 3.9 per cent year-on-year decrease. Earlier, imports of mobile phones and spare parts into Việt Nam fell in the first two months of the year and surged in March and April, with increases of 44.6 and 6.5 per cent respectively. Việt Nam mostly imported phones from China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the period. Of which, imports from China accounted for 54 per cent of the country’s total to reach $2.06 billion and reducing 19.7 per cent from the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile, mobile phone and spare part imports from the RoK rose … [Read more...] about Mobile phone and spare part imports hit US$4.91 billion
Merits and demerits of mobile phones
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport customs agents arrested a Korean man for illegally carrying more than 400 used mobile phones on a flight into Viet Nam.— VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY— Customs agents at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and the Anti-Smuggling Investigation Department on Monday arrested a 35-year-old Korean man for illegally importing more than 400 mobile phones. After noticing that a male passenger traveling on VN405 flight from Seoul to HCM City had not declared his luggage, customs agents checked his personal luggage and found 418 used mobile devices, including Iphones, and Samsung and LG brands. The total value was estimated at nearly VNĐ3 billion (US$128,400). According to government regulations, used phones including refurbished phones are banned from import into Việt Nam. Violators will be administratively sanctioned or subject to criminal prosecution. Illegal imports are also … [Read more...] about Man arrested at airport for illegal shipment of mobile phones
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?
Police inspect a Nhật Cường Mobile Shop in Hà Nộis Lý Quốc Sư Street was raided by police. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — Police have launched legal proceedings against the director of Nhật Cường Company, a major mobile phone dealer in Hà Nội, for alleged smuggling. Bùi Quang Huy and eight others were detained on suspicion of smuggling and violating regulations of accounting, causing serious consequences. On May 9, police officers raided multiple Nhật Cường Mobile stores. Thousands of mobile phones, iPads, and electronic and telecommunications equipment and components were confiscated. All of the outlets were forced to suspend operation. Huy’s house in Tây Hồ District’s Thụy Khuê Street was raided. Police suspect Huy and others organised a transnational smuggling ring and established … [Read more...] about Hà Nội major mobile phone outlet owner arrested for smuggling
PUBLISHED: 09:40 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:40 15 April 2019 Simon Parkin The seized Audi after police stopped a driver on the A140 for no insurance and usinjg a mobile phone at the wheel. Picture: Norfolk Police Archant An Audi driver has had their car seized after being stopped by police on the A140 and found to be using a mobile phone at the wheel. A Volvo driver had their car seized for having no insurance in Diss. Picture: Norfolk PoliceThe motorist was pulled over on the A140 near Pulham Market, south of Long Stratton, on Sunday afternoon (April 14) for having no insurance.Officers discovered the motor insurance policy had been cancelled on January 17 due to non payment.The driver, who had a child in the car at the time they were stopped, had also been spotted using a phone at wheel.Meanwhile in a separate incident another driver had their car seized by police on patrol on Victoria Road in Diss. The Volvo was stopped at around noon on Sunday and the … [Read more...] about Mobile phone driver with child on board has car seized