Fake anti-cancer drug manufacturers sentenced to prison

Update: April, 19/2019 – 15:24 vietnamnews

Fake anti-cancer drug manufacturing facility in Kiến An District, Hải Phòng City. — Photo laodong.vn

HẢI PHÒNG — Nguyễn Xuân Thu, general director of Vinaca Limited Company, which produced anti-cancer drugs made from bamboo charcoal powder has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

The Hải Phòng City’s People’s Court on Thursday also handed a sentence of 17 years in prison to Thu’s accomplice, Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, director of Hồng An Phong Limited Company based in Hải Phòng. Continue reading “Fake anti-cancer drug manufacturers sentenced to prison”

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Hà Nam Province to host Vesak 2019

Update: April, 19/2019 – 08:59 vietnamnews

HÀ NỘI — Vesak 2019, or the 16th United Nations Days of Vesak (UNDV), will be celebrated at the Tam Chúc Buddhism Culture Centre, Kim Bảng District, in the northern province of Hà Nam from May 12-14, the third event of its kind to be held in Việt Nam. Continue reading “Hà Nam Province to host Vesak 2019”

US plans warship visits to Vietnam this summer for enhanced maritime ties

The US Navy is planning two major visits to Vietnam this year as part of efforts to strengthen maritime relations between the two armies.

US plans warship visits to Vietnam this summer for enhanced maritime ties
Vietnamese officials welcome US delegation on the visit of USS Carl Vinson to Danang in March 2018. Photo: Navytimes

The US “would welcome the opportunity for another aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam this year,” saying that the move shows the mutual respect that each nation has for each other and the depth of the two countries’ growing partnership, Commander of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral Philip Davidson said at a press meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on April 18, VnExpress reported. Continue reading “US plans warship visits to Vietnam this summer for enhanced maritime ties”

75 năm cần một tượng đài cho triệu người chết đói – 6 bài

Người đàn bà khóc đứa con vừa lọt lòng đã bị chết trong nạn đói 1945 (Ảnh: Võ An Ninh)

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75 năm cần một tượng đài cho triệu người chết đói: Bài 1 – Nơi chết đói nhiều nhất miền Bắc

08/04/2019, 06:30 (GMT+7)

Chưa bao giờ Việt Nam xảy ra một thảm họa lớn như thế cả về số lượng người chết lẫn quy mô của vùng bị nạn, có lẽ chỉ thua cuộc chiến chống Mỹ 1954-1975 nhưng thời gian nạn đói 1944-1945 thì có 6-7 tháng. Hàng triệu người chết đói nay tuy thân xác đã tiêu tan mà vẫn còn để lại nỗi đau trong lòng con cháu, vì sao họ lại ngã xuống, vì sao không có sự bù đắp, vì sao không một tượng đài… Continue reading “75 năm cần một tượng đài cho triệu người chết đói – 6 bài”

Genetic innovation: ‘Nothing that we eat is natural’

A recent judgement from the European Court of Justice in the case of “CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing” is causing debate since July 2018. [igorstevanovic/ Shutterstock]

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

Project RENEW update

April 14, 2019

At age 30, Nguyen Thi Thuy has started in a job that everyone in Vietnam believed that only men could do. This mother of one daughter now leads an all-female clearance team of 16 members for clearing cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war contaminated land in Quang Tri Province.

The youngest from a family of eight children in Gio Chau Commune, Gio Linh District, Nguyen Thi Thuy has been working with the Survey and Clearance Program of Project RENEW and Norwegian People’s Aid (RENEW-NPA) in Quang Tri Province since 2013.

Continue reading “Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team”