U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam

Vietnamese heroes had three great victories against northern invaders on Bach Dang River

By Tuoi Tre News

October 7, 2017, 09:57 GMT+7

​U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam
Admiral Scott H. Swift is seen in front of a bed of iron-clad roles used in the Bach Dang battles.
Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited a renowned historical site where great Vietnamese heroes turned back invading armies three times, in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong on Friday.

Admiral Swift, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam Ted Osius, toured the Bach Dang Giang (Bach Dang River) site, where iron-headed poles were placed under the waters during the great victories of Vietnam against invaders in three historic battles in the 10th and 13th centuries. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander visits Battle of Bach Dang site in Vietnam”

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Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed

Oxalis has been allowed to take tourists through Son Doong from entrance to exit from 2018

By Tuoi Tre News

October 7, 2017, 15:01 GMT+7

Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed
The ladder at the ‘Vietnamese Wall’ inside Son Doong. Photo: Oxalis
Quang Binh authorities have finally approved a plan to install a ladder inside the north-central province’s famous Son Doong Cave, allowing tourists to explore through out the world’s biggest natural cave instead of returning to exit after reaching its end.

The Quang Binh administration has green-lighted the ‘ladder solution’ despite widely objections that it may destroy the stalactites that are millions of years old inside Son Doong. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed”

Tread carefully on China’s Belt and Road initiative: experts

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Update: October, 07/2017 – 09:00

Hải Phòng Port in Hải Phòng City is expected to be part of the Maritime Silk Road. – VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Nations should look beyond mere economic gains at questions of sovereignty and excessive dependence when considering participation in China’s Belt and Road (BRI) initiative, experts said yesterday.

At an international conference held in Hà Nội to discuss the opportunities and challenges that BRI presents, they said that it was an attractive option against the backdrop of growing protectionism in the West. Tiếp tục đọc “Tread carefully on China’s Belt and Road initiative: experts”

Eco-tourism should not destroy biodiversity: experts

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Update: October, 06/2017 – 09:00

Tourists go kayaking on Chày River in the Phong Nha – Kẻ Bàng National Park in Quảng Bình Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Instead of being wary about investors, tourism management authorities should collaborate with them in preserving the natural environment, says Dr Nguyễn Hoàng Trí, Secretary of the National Committee for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Việt Nam.

With about 2.3 million hectares of special use forests (SUF), 31 national parks and 68 natural reserves, and dozens of other forests, Việt Nam is seen as a prime eco-tourism destination.

However, rapid and haphazard development of tourism infrastructure in natural reserves and SUFs in the last few years has raised concerns that development was taking place at the expense of the environment. Tiếp tục đọc “Eco-tourism should not destroy biodiversity: experts”

239 freed fishermen back home tomorrow

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Update: October, 05/2017 – 10:44

Illustrative Image — Photo danviet.vn

JAKARTA — The 239 Vietnamese fishermen freed by Indonesia are set to return home tomorrow.

A Vietnam News Agency report said yesterday that the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia had worked with competent localities authorities to complete procedures for repatriating the fishermen.

The fishermen’s handover was conducted yesterday at Batam Island, Indonesia. They were sent offshore of the island by three Indonesian vessels and then handed over to Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “239 freed fishermen back home tomorrow”

An obstacles course for highlands kids

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Update: October, 07/2017 – 09:00

A young boy (centre) braves the weather and bad road conditions to go to school in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Fifth grader Đinh Thị Phương and her friends go swimming every day, but it is not a recreational activity.

They go swimming because they have no other way to get to school. Tiếp tục đọc “An obstacles course for highlands kids”

Science & Islam: Khoa học trong thế giới Hồi giáo, Phim tài liệu bởi BBC

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

The Language of Science
Science and Islam Episode 1 of 3

Its legacy is tangible, with terms like algebra, algorithm and alkali all being Arabic in origin and at the very heart of modern science – there would be no modern mathematics or physics without algebra, no computers without algorithms and no chemistry without alkalis. Tiếp tục đọc “Science & Islam: Khoa học trong thế giới Hồi giáo, Phim tài liệu bởi BBC”

Commentary: A golden opportunity to boost travel and tourism within Southeast Asia

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Adopting an open skies policy will boost tourism, travel and economic growth in the region, argues Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs’ Wan Saiful Wan Jan.

 
File photo of a Singapore Airlines plane at Changi Airport. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia has a lot to offer to global tourists.

The rich cultural diversity, affordable lifestyle and beautiful geography, all make countries in the ASEAN region attractive to tourists from around the world. Growing connectivity also makes it easier for tourists to experience multiple cities and countries within the same trip. Tiếp tục đọc “Commentary: A golden opportunity to boost travel and tourism within Southeast Asia”

Philippines ‘breeding ground for terrorists’, says Filipino suspect involved in New York City plot

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Multiple locations including New York’s subway, Times Square and certain concert venues were identified as targets in the plot that was foiled by an undercover FBI agent. (Photo: AFP/Loic Venance) 

MANILA: A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targetting New York City had boasted that his country was “a breeding ground for terrorists”, the US Justice Department said Saturday (Oct 7).

Russell Salic and two others have been charged with involvement in the plan to carry out the attacks in the name of the Islamic State group during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 2016. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines ‘breeding ground for terrorists’, says Filipino suspect involved in New York City plot”

Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest

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The Chinese-governed territory has witnessed bouts of protests in past decades amid Beijing’s growing influence over the city.

Yellow umbrellas have become a symbol of the 2014 pro-democracy protests [Photo courtesy: Hong Kong Free Press]

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Divya Gopalan is an Emmy nominee, international news anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English.

Hundreds of people with yellow umbrellas surrounded government headquarters on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the event that set off Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy protests.

Demonstrators re-enacted the moment when police had fired tear gas at thousands of students and pro-democracy activists, who shielded themselves with umbrellas that became a symbol of the protests. Tiếp tục đọc “Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest”

Công trình thủy điện – ‘Đặc sản’ du lịch của Hòa Bình

Thứ năm, 25/12/2014 | 09:02 GMT+7

Ngoài việc tham quan nhà máy, du khách còn có thể ngồi thuyền lướt trên mặt hồ rộng lớn, ghé thăm động thác Bờ, đền thờ Long Vương, đền Bà Chúa Thượng Ngàn hay các bản làng dân tộc gần đó.

“Ngư trường đặc biệt” trên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La

Ghé thăm mô hình nuôi cá lồng trên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La | VTC16

“Ngư trường đặc biệt” trên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La

Sau một thời gian tích nước để phục vụ vận hành 6 tổ máy của nhà máy thủy điện Sơn La, hồ tích nước trên thượng nguồn sông Đà đã trở thành “biển hồ” lớn nhất Tây Bắc, giáp ranh ba tỉnh Lai Châu, Điện Biên, Sơn La. Tiếp tục đọc ““Ngư trường đặc biệt” trên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La”

Họp Ban Chỉ đạo tỉnh về công tác tái định cư các công trình thủy điện Sơn La

Tin Thủy điện Sơn La Tue, 19/09/2017 14:00 | GMT +7

Dự cuộc họp có các đồng chí: Cầm Ngọc Minh, Phó Bí thư tỉnh ủy, Chủ tịch UBND tỉnh; Bùi Minh Sơn, Ủy viên Ban thường vụ tỉnh ủy, Phó Chủ tịch Thường trực HĐND tỉnh; Tráng Thị Xuân, Ủy viên Ban Thường vụ tỉnh ủy, Phó Chủ tịch Thường trực UBND tỉnh; Nguyễn Thái Hưng, Ủy viên Ban Thường vụ tỉnh ủy, Bí thư thành ủy Sơn La; cùng các đồng chí thành viên Ban Chỉ đạo, lãnh đạo các huyện, thành phố. Tiếp tục đọc “Họp Ban Chỉ đạo tỉnh về công tác tái định cư các công trình thủy điện Sơn La”

Du lịch: Hồ Thủy điện Sơn La

Sắc xuân trên lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La

Mặt hồ trong xanh như ngọc bích, sóng nước lay động; khung cảnh sơn thủy hữu tình; trải nghiệm du lịch cộng đồng, tìm hiểu nét văn hóa truyền thống, thưởng thức ẩm thực của đồng bào dân tộc, cùng hòa mình trong tiếng chiêng, tiếng trống mùa lễ hội… vùng lòng hồ thủy điện Sơn La đang mời gọi du khách bằng vẻ đẹp như thế! Tiếp tục đọc “Du lịch: Hồ Thủy điện Sơn La”