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Is Tet Necessary?

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Đàng Thành Mai Thảo BABAWE15048
Bùi Thanh Thùy BABAWE15038
Nguyễn Ngọc Thúy An BABAWE15128
Mai Quỳnh Như BABAWE15097

INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: Đoàn Kim Khoa

TOPIC: Is Tet no longer suitable for Vietnam? (Thanhniennews.vn)

SUMMARY OF THE ARTICLE

According to the writer of the article, Tet is not appropriate for the current Vietnam economic situation. There are three main reasons the author argued. Firstly, the majority of the poor have to spend a great amount of money during Tet event, which pauperizes them and may get them commit crimes. Secondly, before and after Tet celebration, people get lazy and pay less attention on work, which not only slows down the whole business but also waste time and money. The final reason is Tet holiday interrupts Vietnam economic sectors while our country is integrating global economy, which can bring to some serious consequences.

THE COUNTER-ARGUMENT ESSAY

Global economy has become a common trend nowadays. Vietnam, a developing country, has to face lots of difficulties in making suitable policies for current economic situation, so that the international integration can be rapid and effective. One policy according to an author of the article “Tet is no longer suitable in Viet Nam” (Thanhniennews.vn) is that Tet festival should be removed or modified because it has many negative impacts as well as inappropriate for Vietnam economy. In my opinion, Tet is the most valuable traditional festival, hence we should keep respected and preserved.

According to the writer, consumption in Tet is more harmful than good because it exhausts the poor. This may be true for some poor people who waste money without considering their revenue. However, during this time, the shopping demand of customer grows, which stimulates employers respond this requirement and increase productivity after Tet by attracting more labors. As a results, a great number of jobs are provided for the poor, which can help them get high income. For example, Hwa Seung Vina company (a sport shoes company) recruits 3000 popular labors with the salary is 3.4-4 million per month (Employment referral center in An Giang province). Besides that, they have pensions, insurance, day off for their workers. It means that the bigger people’s expenditure is, the more chances we help the poor make a living.

The second point the writer said is that a lot of missions are delayed before and after Tet holiday due to distraction of workers. While this may be true to some extent, it also means that we should reconsider the sense of working responsibility not only before Tet holiday but also in the whole working process. To give an illustration of what I mean, let’s look at the case of Japan, the majority of people work with highly self-discipline and often work more hours a day even in their day off. This helps Japan economy holds strong and places the third biggest in the world. So that, the fact of the matter is a number of Vietnam employees are lack of working awareness, therefore we should find suitable approaches to motivate and encourage workers. For instance, if they complete their task soon, the employers ought to commend their works and explain how they impacts the company’s development.

Thirdly, the author argued that Tet celebration prevents Vietnam economy from international integration, thus it should be altered or eliminated. But in fact, a short term of Tet celebration has little negative influence on the economy. It cannot be denied that conforming to the global economy needs a long-term process, which requires us have a careful plan and balance cultural, social, and economic sectors. Moreover, Tet festival not only is the time for people to relax, reunion with their families but also represents our holy traditional culture. Especially, for people who live abroad, Tet is always an occasion which they commemorate their motherland and preserve ancestral customs. If we remove or modify it because of integration reason, we will undoubtedly face the losing of our tradition diversity which is kept and conserved by our accentors thousands of years.

In short, I believe that Tet event is as important as national economic development. As long as we find right solutions for those problems happening during and after Tet holiday, we can flourish economy and still maintain our diverse traditional beauty.

THE SOURCE: http://www.thanhniennews.com/commentaries/tet-is-no-longer-suitable-for-vietnam-75.html

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