It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle

Philippines filed diplomatic protest over South China Sea buildup: Minister

MANILA: The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China, its foreign minister said on Monday, over Beijing’s installation last year of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on its manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea.

The protest note was sent to the Chinese embassy in December, after confirmation of a report from the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies about a weapons buildup on seven artificial islands in the Spratlys. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines filed diplomatic protest over South China Sea buildup: Minister”

Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers


HANOI: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised Vietnam six new patrol boats during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, which is locked in a dispute with China over the busy South China Sea.

Abe’s stop in Vietnam completes a tour through an arc of a region where Japan stakes a leadership claim in the face of China’s growing dominance and uncertainty over what policy change Donald Trump will bring as U.S. president. Tiếp tục đọc “Japan pledges boats to Vietnam as China dispute simmers”

John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Nazi Germany’ tweet to US agencies was ‘outrageous’

The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security

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John Brennan: ‘There is no basis for Mr Trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already publicly available.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Departing CIA director John Brennan criticized Donald Trump on Sunday for his approach to national security, saying the president-elect should not be carelessly “talking and tweeting” without understanding Russia’s threat to the US. Tiếp tục đọc “John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Nazi Germany’ tweet to US agencies was ‘outrageous’”

China voices economic fears about Donald Trump presidency

Beijing’s concerns about a further slowdown in trade come as political uncertainty and social tensions spread anxiety about global economy

Trucks line up at a container port in Qingdao, east China.
Trucks line up at a container port in Qingdao, east China. Photograph: AP

China suffered a sharp drop in exports last year and there are fears its trading position will weaken further in 2017 with repercussions for the global economy if Donald Trump’s protectionist policies prompt a trade war.

A week before the billionaire’s inauguration as US president, Chinese authorities expressed their concern that Trump would follow through on pledges to impose high tariffs on imports from China and to brand the country a currency manipulator. The president-elect has long maintained that China has been devaluing its currency in order to make its exports more competitive on overseas markets. Tiếp tục đọc “China voices economic fears about Donald Trump presidency”

Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London

After 16 days and 7,456 miles, the locomotive’s arrival heralds the dawn of a new commercial era

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The East Wind freight train prepares for its journey at Yiwu station in Zhejiang province of China. Photograph: VCG/Getty Images

When the East Wind locomotive rumbles into east London this week, it will be at the head of 34 carriages full of socks, bags and wallets for London’s tourist souvenir shops, as well as the dust and grime accumulated through eight countries and 7,456 miles.

The train will be the first to make the 16-day journey from Yiwu in west China to Britain, reviving the ancient trading Silk Road route and shunting in a new era of UK-China relations.

Due to arrive on Wednesday, the train will have passed through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before crossing under the Channel and arriving in the east end of London at Barking rail freight terminal.
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Caution as Vietnam inches closer to pivotal gambling decision

By Dien Luong   December 26, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Critics warn the casinos could prove a risky gambit.

e.vnexpress.net_Phu Quoc Island’s long pursuit of a casino may finally pay off.

Since at least 2007, shifting rumors about the casino’s location and investors cast a pall of uncertainty over whether and where the Mekong Delta’s most popular tourist destination would have a casino.

Nothing obscured those questions quite like the country’s ban on local gamblers, which limited any prospective casino to a mere playground for the 20 percent of Phu Quoc’s visitors who hold foreign passports.
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Tình người Tây Nguyên với Chủ Nhật Đỏ

Phóng sự của Hoàng Thiên Nga- Long Thủy

        Chưa bao giờ, chưa ở đâu, việc hiến máu cứu người lại hào hứng, náo nhiệt, đa sắc màu các dân tộc như những ngày đầu năm 2017 này tại Đắk Lắk . Đồng bào các buôn làng Ê Đê, Xê Đăng, M’Nông, Dao, Tày, Nùng, Mông, Thái, v.v… sinh sống trên địa bàn huyện có phong trào thiện nguyện đa dạng nhất tỉnh hối hả trau chuốt lại những bộ trang phục truyền thống rực rỡ, để dự lễ và tham gia hiến máu trong ngày hội “Chữ Nhật Đỏ – Tình người Cư M’gar”. 

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