Cartoon: Sedated Pork in Vietnam

Cartoonists at Tuoi Tre Cuoi, the caricature magazine of Tuoi Tre, have revealed their thoughts about the food scare

By Tuoi Tre News

October 25, 2017, 19:56 GMT+7

​Cartoon: Sedated Pork in Vietnam

Cartoonists at Tuoi Tre Cuoi, the caricature magazine of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, have revealed their thoughts about the recent food scare whereby pigs at a major slaughterhouse in Ho Chi Minh City were found to have been injected with sedative immediately prior to being butchered. Tiếp tục đọc “Cartoon: Sedated Pork in Vietnam”

Eco island fights flood of rubbish


Update: October, 25/2017 – 17:35

A corner of Tam Hải Island in Quảng Nam Province. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News QUẢNG NAM — The island of Tam Hải, off the coast of Quảng Nam, has been struggling against a flood of household garbage treatment after the failure of a rubbish-fired furnace.

Vice chairman of the island commune’s People’s Committee, Nguyễn Tấn Hùng, said the project, which had received a funding of VNĐ10 billion (US$442,000), could not find a suitable location. Tiếp tục đọc “Eco island fights flood of rubbish”

Firms must adapt to FTA changes


Update: October, 26/2017 – 06:00

Đinh Trọng Thịnh
Viet Nam News As part of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), Việt Nam will cut 669 tariff lines to zero per cent starting in January 2018. Among these are automobiles and spare parts, vegetable oil, refrigerators, air conditioners and dairy products.Assistant Professor Đinh Trọng Thịnh of the Hà Nội-based Finance Academy talks to Nông thôn Ngày nay (Countryside Today) about the significance of these changes. Tiếp tục đọc “Firms must adapt to FTA changes”

TPP negotiators to meet in Japan next week


Update: October, 25/2017 – 15:18

The TPP covered around 40 per cent of the global economy before Washington’s withdrawal earlier this year. — Photo
Viet Nam News TOKYO  — Negotiators from the 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact will hold a three-day meeting near Tokyo next week in pursuit of an agreement by November, the Japanese government said on Tuesday.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency quoted Toshimitsu Motegi, Japanese economic revitalisation minister who is in charge of the TPP trade negotiations for Japan, as saying that the meeting will take place from October 30 in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Tiếp tục đọc “TPP negotiators to meet in Japan next week”

Deputies push for stronger forest protection

Update: October, 25/2017 – 09:00

Workers from the Krông Pha Protection Forest Management Board in the central province of Ninh Thuận move seedlings for afforestation projects in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử

HÀ NỘI – National Assembly deputies urged the Government to continue to clamp down on illegal deforestation during a discussion on the country’s draft revision to the Law on Forest Protection and Development on Tuesday afternoon.

“Illegal logging is still rampant in many parts of the country. Even forest rangers were found to be helping illegal loggers in some cases,” said NA deputy Nguyễn Ngọc Phương of central Quảng Bình Province. Tiếp tục đọc “Deputies push for stronger forest protection”

Dự trữ ngoại hối tăng “sốc”: nên mừng hay lo?

Hà Đông Thứ Sáu,  20/10/2017, 08:36 (GMT+7)

Sự tăng giảm thất thường của dự trữ ngoại hối cho thấy môi trường kinh tế vĩ mô thiếu sự ổn định. Ảnh: Thành Hoa

(TBKTSG) – Số liệu chính thức cho thấy dự trữ ngoại hối của Việt Nam tính đến hết quí 3-2017 đạt 45 tỉ đô la Mỹ, tăng thêm 6 tỉ đô la Mỹ so với cuối năm 2016. Như vậy, dự trữ ngoại hối của Việt Nam đã có sự tăng trưởng “thần kỳ” trong năm 2016 và 2017.

Cần một sự tăng trưởng bền vững hơn

Theo đó, Ngân hàng Nhà nước (NHNN) đã mua được khoảng 11 tỉ đô la Mỹ trong năm 2016 và khoảng 6 tỉ đô la Mỹ trong chín tháng đầu năm 2017. Tuy nhiên, nếu nhìn lại dữ liệu lịch sử thì có lẽ chúng ta cần một sự tăng trưởng bền vững hơn của dự trữ ngoại hối thay vì tăng sốc như hai năm gần đây. Tiếp tục đọc “Dự trữ ngoại hối tăng “sốc”: nên mừng hay lo?”

Three US aircraft carriers in Pacific

US flexes naval muscle in Asia ahead of Trump’s visit

Story highlights

  • US aircraft carriers send messages to adversaries, experts say
  • Presence of three carriers in Asia-Pacific comes as President Trump prepares to visit region

Hong Kong (CNN)Two US Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have arrived in the Pacific in the past two days, putting three of the massive warships in the region as President Donald Trump prepares for a visit early next month.

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Boat-making villages busy in Mekong Delta flood season

Last update 15:25 | 21/10/2017
While flood damage prevents fishermen from going to work, the locals in the Mekong Delta find another way to make a living by making fishing nets and small boats.

Boats are already one of the most common means of transport of the people in the Mekong Delta which has a dense network of river courses. As the flood season came early, the craft villages also started their work earlier than usual, especially at Long Hau craft village in Lai Vung District, Dong Thap Province. Tiếp tục đọc “Boat-making villages busy in Mekong Delta flood season”