Hanoi shops employ topless men to lure customers

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Many shop owners in Hanoi are hiring topless male waiters or hairdressers as a PR stunt to attract customers.


A restaurant on Thai Ha Street hired topless waiters to attract customers

The trend started at a restaurant on Thai Ha Street. The images of young men without a shirt on and hot body made many curious and went to the restaurant to see for themselves. Continue reading “Hanoi shops employ topless men to lure customers”

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Vietnamese rice labeled with foreign names sells better than domestic brands

Last update 16:00 | 12/06/2017
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According to VIBIZ, the market research and analysis website owned by Global Yoilo JSC, 64 percent of rice in the domestic market is Vietnamese but is labeled as foreign rice so that sellers can make higher profits.Meanwhile, 53 percent of consumers say they like foreign rice grown in Thailand, Cambodia and Japan.

Vietnamese choose foreign rice not because the latter is better, but because Vietnamese enterprises don’t know how to build their brands

A report of the company said of the 67 rice products in the domestic market, only 21 products are given Vietnamese names.

Nguyen Van Nam, a renowned economist, and former head of the Trade Research Institute, said the report does not surprise him.

However, he believes that the problem is not the low quality of Vietnam’s products, but the branding strategy followed by Vietnamese enterprises. Continue reading “Vietnamese rice labeled with foreign names sells better than domestic brands”

Fuel smuggling on the rise in Vietnamese waters

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Last update 17:56 | 12/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Fuel smuggling is on the rise in Vietnamese waters bordering Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand recently, partly due to the discrepancy between selling prices in Việt Nam and neighbouring countries, according to the Vietnamese coastguard.

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Fuel smuggling is on the rise in Vietnamese waters bordering Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand recently, partly due to the discrepancy between selling prices in Viet Nam and neighbouring countries, according to the Vietnamese coastguard. — Photo thanhnien.vn

Colonel Tran Van Nam, head of the Legal Department at the Maritime Police High Command, said that the coastguard struggled to inspect petroleum smuggling activities in the sea areas between Viet Nam and other countries. Continue reading “Fuel smuggling on the rise in Vietnamese waters”

Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy

 
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. AFP/SAM YEH

TAIPEI: Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday (Jun 12), a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China.

Taiwan and Hong Kong are thorns in Beijing’s side — both saw huge anti-China protests in 2014, known respectively as the Sunflower Movement and Umbrella Movement.

Ties with self-ruling Taiwan have worsened under China-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen, who took office last year. Continue reading “Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy”

The Revised Child Law: the Opportunity for Viet Nam to consolidate its pioneering stand on child rights

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A child is any person under 18 years of age. This is the definition given by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and it’s also the definition agreed by all but a handful of States in the world. Viet Nam is a pioneer globally in upholding child rights as it was the first country in Asia to ratify the Convention in 1990, and the second country in the world. The global leadership role on child rights has been reaffirmed with Directive No. 20 issued by the Politburo of the Central Committee in 2012 aiming at strengthening care, education, and protection of children. Continue reading “The Revised Child Law: the Opportunity for Viet Nam to consolidate its pioneering stand on child rights”

Philippines launches campaign to free one million child workers

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Government figures show that nearly three million children in the Philippines are working in dangerous jobs.

Many of those are involved in the small-scale gold mining industry.

Authorities have launched a campaign to try and free at least one million child workers by 2025.

 

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Paracale in central Philippines.

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SMART WHAT? THÔNG MINH CÁI GÌ?

Chào các bạn,

Các kế hoạch dễ làm nhất, và có lẽ là ngu dốt nhất, thường do các cụ ngồi trong văn phòng vẽ ra, và bắt mọi người làm theo. Kiểu như kế hoạch chỉ một con của Trung quốc, tạo ra biết bao nhiêu thảm sát cho các bào thai và các bé sơ sinh gái, cùng bao nhiêu bất hạnh cho các bé lỡ được sinh ra sau em bé đầu tiên. Hay kế hoạch xây dựng dự án mới của các quý vị phe ta tạo ra bao cuộc biểu tình chống đối về đất đai của người dân, hay phá hủy rừng nguyên sinh và môi trường sinh thái của các loài động vật và thực vật quý hiếm nhiều nơi trong nước.

Các bạn, nếu chúng ta ngồi trong văn phòng, nhìn bản đồ và các con số để làm kế hoạch, thì thực sự đó chẳng là kế hoạch, mà đó là học trò tập làm kế hoạch lần đầu tiên trong lớp. Bất kỳ học sinh nào trên thế giới cũng biết dùng các con số và toán để làm kế hoạch, không cần kế hoạch gia. Continue reading “SMART WHAT? THÔNG MINH CÁI GÌ?”

Ninh Binh develops tourism towards ecosystem protection

Last update 10:07 | 12/06/2017

Established in 2010, Van Long Natural Reserve covers 2,730 ha. Three quarters of the reserve are mountains and rocks, with the remainder wetland. 

The area boasts a diverse bio system with a large amount of rare fauna and floral species recognised in the Red Book. Hoa Lu – Van Long Specialised Forest Managing Board, which takes charge of the reserve, has 30 local collaborators engaged in forest protection.

Van Long Wetland Natural Reserve includes seven communes with a population of 50,000. After being opened, the local people are involved in conservation work.

Through training classes, locals and boat rowers are taught how to develop tourism in connection with protecting the environment.

Ninh Binh’s efforts in forest and biodiversity protection are on a sound track, towards sustainable tourism in which people live harmoniously with nature.

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Co Loa – the oldest citadel in Vietnam

Last update 09:53 | 11/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Co Loa Citadel was built near Phong Khe, about 20 km to the north of today’s Hanoi, during the end of the Hong Bang Dynasty (about 257 BCE). The fortress is a spiral-shaped complex of the then new capital. The site was the source of various relics of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age.

According to folklore, An Duong Vuong defeated the last of the Hung Kings in 257 BCE and founded the kingdom of Au Lac, choosing the site of Co Loa as his capital.

Co Loa is a very large site and is the dominant presence in the northern floodplain of the Red River Delta, which would have required a large amount of labor and resources to have built in its time. Continue reading “Co Loa – the oldest citadel in Vietnam”

Ho Chi Minh City waste treatment complex developer fined $60,000 for multiple violations

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Updated : 06/10/2017 12:34 GMT + 7

The developer and operator of the Da Phuoc Waste Treatment Complex, has been slapped with a hefty fine for violating multiple regulations.

The Vietnam Waste Solutions Co. (VWS) was fined VND1.5 billion (US$66,000) for five different offences, Nguyen Van Tai, head of the Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, said on Friday.

The first violation involves the company’s inability to process the required amount of 6,080 cubic meter of waste water per day. At the time of the investigation, the firm only met the capacity of 4,280 cubic meters per day.

VWS also failed to upgrade their hard-waste facility from 3,000 tons per day to 10,000 tons per days as required. Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh City waste treatment complex developer fined $60,000 for multiple violations”

Shipbuilders allegedly buy silence as poor-quality fishing boats inspected in central Vietnam

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Updated : 06/10/2017 11:54 GMT + 7

Many shipbuilders in central Vietnam, whose steel-clad fishing boats proved to be of poor quality shortly after delivery, have been accused of paying local fishermen to buy their silence ahead of an inspection into their substandard products.

As many as 18 steel-clad fishing boats in the south-central province of Binh Dinh, built by Nam Trieu Co. and Dai Nguyen Duong Co., had to lie dormant ashore as they were damaged shortly after being handed over to fishermen. Continue reading “Shipbuilders allegedly buy silence as poor-quality fishing boats inspected in central Vietnam”

Industry 4.0 poses great challenges to ASEAN, including Vietnam

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Updated : 06/11/2017 15:14 GMT + 7

Vu Khoan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, speaks at the international conference on ‘geo-political transition in the Asia-Pacific and the half-century road of ASEAN’ in Hanoi, June 9, 2017.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, was named one of the biggest challenges facing ASEAN at a conference in Hanoi on Friday to review the association’s prospects.

ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a ten-country politico-economic bloc whose members include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 poses great challenges to ASEAN, including Vietnam”