US flies B-1B bombers over Korean peninsula after missile test

Aunday, July 30, 2017 guardian

Japanese and South Korean jets join US in fly-by as American ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley, calls on China to act

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Two B-1B bombers, pictured here in 2015, fly over North Korea after region claimed another test of intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: Osama Faisal/AP

The US flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday, as the US ambassador to the UN warned that China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang’s latest missile tests. Continue reading “US flies B-1B bombers over Korean peninsula after missile test”

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China defends gasfield activity in East China Sea

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China and Japan both claim islands in the East China Sea controlled by Japan, which knows them as Senkaku, and regularly send ships to nearby waters to assert their claims. (Photo: AFP/Japan Coast Guard)

BEIJING: China on Wednesday (Aug 2) defended its oil and gas activity in the East China Sea as occurring in areas “indisputably” under its jurisdiction, after Japanese protests stirred a longstanding dispute over the region. Continue reading “China defends gasfield activity in East China Sea”

China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves

Aug. 1, 2017 al jazeera

Beijing’s efforts to reduce North Korea tensions will not yield practical results, says China’s UN envoy.

The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]
The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

China’s UN envoy has said it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work towards resuming talks to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

Liu Jieyi’s remark came on Monday after US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea who a day earlier conducted its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Jieyi said “[the US and North Korea] hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China”.

“No matter how capable China is, China’s efforts will not yield practical results because it depends on the two principal parties,” Liu said, speaking at a news conference marking the end of Beijing’s presidency of the UN Security Council in July. Continue reading “China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves”

Police kill Reynaldo Parojinog and wife in drug raid

30 July 2017 al jazeera

Ozamiz city mayor was among list of officials publicly shamed last year by President Duterte of being linked to drugs.

Philippine police have reported killed nearly 3,200 people in drug raids since June 2016 [File: Francis R Malasig/EPA]

Phillippine police have killed a city mayor, his wife and 10 others during a series of pre-dawn anti-drug raids in the south, officials said.

Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz city, is the latest official to be killed since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a drug war. Continue reading “Police kill Reynaldo Parojinog and wife in drug raid”

New apps keep farmers updated about prices, cultivation techniques

Last update 07:40 | 05/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Many apps have been developed for intelligent farming which aim to change the way farmers work.

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GMA, a green app developer, focuses on building up software solutions to solve the problem of information and communication between farmers and local authorities.

It has been used in 11 districts and towns of An Giang province. Continue reading “New apps keep farmers updated about prices, cultivation techniques”

Quang Ninh considers using artificial sand as building material

Last update 08:14 | 02/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The northern province has favorable natural conditions to develop the use of artificial sand as natural sand resources in the locality are becoming limited. 

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There are only five areas where sand exploitation is allowed. These include three licenses for exploiting sand and gravel for normal construction and two licenses for exploiting sea sand to use as materials for leveling the ground, with total licensed area of 65.6 hectares and designed exploitation capacity of 210,000 cubic meters per annum. Continue reading “Quang Ninh considers using artificial sand as building material”

Industry Ministry admits failure in developing auto industry. So what’s next?

Last update 12:00 | 05/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has admitted that the plan to develop an automobile industry of Vietnam has failed, but it still insists on protecting domestic assembling enterprises which work for foreign invested enterprises.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, auto industry, car price, AFTA

MOIT said the car selling price is twice as much as the price in other regional countries, while the locally made content ratio is still lower than the targeted level. Continue reading “Industry Ministry admits failure in developing auto industry. So what’s next?”

Businesses compensate VND5.5 billion for river fish death

Last update 14:54 | 02/08/2017

The People’s Court in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau announced an appeal verdict forcing 11 businesses to give 33 households VND5.5 billion ($242,000) in compensation for mass fish deaths in the Cha Va river on Tuesday.

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Fish death in the Cha Va river

The highest compensation which a business must pay is VND1.2 billion and the least amount is VND58 million.

In September 2015, hundreds of tons of fish farmed in cages in the river died en masses, causing 33 households in Long Son commune, Vung Tau city tens of billions of dong in losses.

Reports by authorized agencies show that 76 percent of the fish death was due to pollution caused by wastewater release from seafood processing companies in Tan Hai commune, Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

In December 2016, the Vung Tau city People’s Court passed the first instance verdict asking 11 companies to pay 33 households VND13.2 billion ($581,000) in compensation. Afterwards the businesses appealed against the judgement and required retrial.

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Saigon supermarket staff picks up $7,500 diamond, returns it to owner

Last update 16:13 | 02/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – On July 29, a supermarket in District 1, HCM City, handed over a diamond worth over VND150 million ($7,500) to a customer – Ms. Bui Thi Minh Thien – who dropped the diamond at the supermarket.

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A supermarket representative returns the diamond to the customer (second left).

Earlier, an employee at the supermarket – Ms. Nguyen Huynh Ngoc Han – saw a woman struggling to find something under the floor. Han came to ask for help but the woman did not answer. Continue reading “Saigon supermarket staff picks up $7,500 diamond, returns it to owner”

Nghe An: More than 200 shrapnel bombs discovered on field

Last update 16:15 | 02/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – In a field in the central province of Nghe An, army engineers have collected 240 shrapnel bombs left from the war.

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The army engineers in Nghe An have reported collecting up to 240 shrapnel bombs from a field in Nghi Truong commune, Nghi Loc district.

Last week, Mr. Nguyen Dang Huan found a bomb-like object while working on his field. The man handed over the object to the local authorities. Continue reading “Nghe An: More than 200 shrapnel bombs discovered on field”

Antiques in the basement of National Assembly House

Last update 14:58 | 02/08/2017
Over 400 artifacts and almost 10 relics, restored with 3D technology, reflecting the history of 1,300 years of continuous development of Viet Nam, through periods of Dai La, Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le, are on show at the National Assembly (NA) House’s two basement levels.
Covering an area of 3,700 m2 in the NA’s two basement levels, the exhibits are displayed in an archaeological stratigraphic principle (chronological order). Highlights and historical stories featured in each display detail the cultural value of the heritage during that period of time.

The works on display at the 2,000m2 second level basement date back to the early Thang Long period, in the seventh to ninth century Continue reading “Antiques in the basement of National Assembly House”

How can Vietnamese transfer USD abroad to pay for house purchases?

Last update 16:00 | 02/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that no less than $8-9 billion flows out of Vietnam every year through different channels, despite Vietnam’s tight forex policy.

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A report from NAR (National Association of Realtors) showed that in the last fiscal year, from April 2016 to March 2017, foreigners spent $153 billion to buy 284,455 real estate products in the US.

Of this amount, $3.06 billion, or 2 percent, was spent by Vietnamese. Since 2007, Vietnamese have been among the biggest realty buyers in the country, accounting for 1 percent, except in 2009 and 2012. Continue reading “How can Vietnamese transfer USD abroad to pay for house purchases?”

Báo cáo về thiệt hại đối với Di sản Thiên nhiên Thế giới thắng giải quốc tế

English: Paper showing damage to natural World Heritage wins international award

Một nghiên cứu tiết lộ mức độ của các hoạt động tàn phá và mất rừng trong các Di sản Thiên nhiên Thế giới, do trường Đại học Queensland dẫn đầu với một nhóm các chuyên gia quốc tế, đã thắng một trong những giải thưởng uy tín nhất về xuất bản quốc tế.

Báo cáo “Sự gia tăng gần đây về áp lực của con người và mất rừng đe doạ nhiều Di sản Thiên nhiên Thế giới” đã được lựa chọn trong hàng ngàn bài báo mới được xuất bản và được công nhận với giải thưởng Elsevier Atlas. Elsevier là nhà xuất bản hàng đầu thế giới  và là nhà cung cấp giải pháp thông tin cho các chuyên gia về khoa học, y tế và công nghệ. Continue reading “Báo cáo về thiệt hại đối với Di sản Thiên nhiên Thế giới thắng giải quốc tế”

Giấc mơ xuyên Á

BQN – Thứ Năm, 30/03/2017, 08:46 [GMT+7]

Sau 11 năm tỉnh Quảng Nam và tỉnh Sê Kông (Lào) chính thức khai trương cửa khẩu chính Nam Giang – Đắc Tà Oọc (ngày 21.2.2006), con đường 14D chưa có gì thay đổi. Bao giờ con đường ngắn nhất khai thông lên vùng cao nguyên Boloven trù phú, giao thương với các tỉnh Nam Lào, Đông Bắc Thái Lan và Campuchia trên hành trình xuyên Á vẫn là câu hỏi còn bỏ ngỏ!

HỤT HƠI HẠ TẦNG

Không thiếu quy hoạch, nhưng thiếu vốn nên việc hoàn thiện cơ sở hạ tầng để đón nhà đầu tư, phát triển kinh tế cửa khẩu vẫn là chuyện xa vời.

Cửa khẩu Nam Giang. Ảnh: T.D
Cửa khẩu Nam Giang. Ảnh: T.D

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