Trump-Trọng Summit Remains in Limbo

Strategic partnership between Vietnam and the United States may be a bridge too far, especially for China
Nguyen Quang Dy
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Whale of a problem: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper extends support to Vietnam, but ExxonMobil may leave the Vietnamese exploration block known as ‘Blue Whale’

HANOI: With repeated Chinese intrusions into oil-rich Vanguard Bank and anticipated departure of ExxonMobil from the Blue Whale project, the South China Sea dispute has reached a turning point. A planned meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Nguyễn Phú Trọng could be pivotal for a strategic partnership, but is unlikely to happen any time soon.

During the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi in February, Trump invited Trọng to visit Washington with discussions expected on the South China Sea, the US-Vietnam strategic partnership and the Blue Whale project. Trọng postponed visits in July and October for unspecified concerns over health or Chinese reactions, and uncertainty lingers as Trump contends with impeachment by a polarized Congress. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump-Trọng Summit Remains in Limbo”

Work begins on Lạc Hòa wind power plant in Sóc Trăng

Update: January, 02/2020 – 07:57 VNS


Construction of the Lạc Hòa wind power plant began in Sóc Trăng Province on December 31. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Hiếu

SÓC TRĂNG — Construction of a wind power plant began on Tuesday in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Sóc Trăng.

The Vĩnh Châu Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company is the main investor of the project, worth more than VNĐ1.3 trillion (US$56 million) in the first phase. Tiếp tục đọc “Work begins on Lạc Hòa wind power plant in Sóc Trăng”

Thầy cô giáo không muốn gắn camera trong lớp học

Thứ tư, 9/10/2019, 00:00 (GMT+7) VnExpress

TP HCM – Hầu hết phụ huynh muốn lắp camera trong lớp học để tránh cho con bị bạo hành, an toàn, nhưng các giáo viên không tán thành vì “rất áp lực”.