Vietnam News and Current Events

The Jailed Activist Left a Letter Behind. The Message: Keep Fighting.

BANGKOK – The outspoken Vietnamese journalist and activist Pham Doan Trang knew it was only a matter of time before the police came for her. She wrote a letter last year and gave it to an American friend with instructions to release it upon her arrest. In the letter, she asked that her friends not just …

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Opinion | On the Coronavirus, God and the Chinese Communist Party – By Yangyang Cheng – The New York Times

By Yangyang Cheng Ms. Cheng is a particle physicist. April 3, 2020 Credit…Illustrations by Angie Wang “CHICAGO — My mother believes that God and the Chinese Communist Party will defeat the novel coronavirus. “Pray for Wuhan. Pray for China,” she urges me, referring to the capital of Hubei Province, where the outbreak started. It is early …

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VN should strengthen migrant labor protections: World Bank – VietNam News

Workers installing new rail lines. Construction is one of the sectors receiving the most migrant workers across ASEAN. – VNA/VNS Photo: Công PhongViet Nam News SINGAPORE – With labour migration on the rise across ASEAN, countries like Việt Nam, which sends a large number of workers abroad and relies on remittances for 7 per cent …

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1st elephant baby in Đắk Lắk in 20 years is stillborn – VietNam News

Ban Nang was the first domesticated elephant in Đắk Lắk Province to become pregnant during the past 20 years. — Photo vietnamnet.vn Viet Nam NewsĐắk Lắk — The first domesticated elephant in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk to become pregnant in 20 years delivered a stillborn calf last Sunday, the Elephant Conservation Centre …

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VN objects to Chinese cinema on island – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News

“HÀ NỘI – China’s construction and opening of a cinema on Phú Lâm island in Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago violates Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng.Hằng made the statement yesterday in response to reporters’ queries about Việt Nam’s reaction to Chinese activities on Phú …

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Việt Nam willing to join int’l efforts in protecting sea environment – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News

“Viet Nam News Politics & LawsViệt Nam willing to join int’l efforts in protecting sea environmentUpdate: February, 14/2017 “Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng delivers a speech at the discussion on maritime economic resources at the annual hearing of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations in New York. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn …

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Community Spirit Of The Sustainable Development Enterprise – PNJ – News from the Saigon Times

“In addition to having a successful business year in 2016, Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) carried out many meaningful community activities in line with the sustainable development philosophy PNJ always pursues.2016 is regarded as an unforgettable year of PNJ with an impressive business performance. Aside from brand promotion activities, the highlight of PNJ …

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Health ministry wants two-child policy relaxed – Health ministry wants two-child policy relaxed – News from the Saigon Times

“HCMC – Concerned about the high possibility of population ageing in near future, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the two-child policy in the draft population law. The draft law, which has been sent to the Ministry of Justice for comment, presents two options for population planning: first, permitting couples and individuals to decide …

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