The USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived Thursday in Vietnam, becoming only the second U.S. aircraft carrier to make a port call there since the fall of Saigon in 1975.
The South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) a project of the Peking University Institute of Ocean Research, recently released Automatic Identification System (AIS) data showing more than 300 Vietnamese fishing boats gathering in the near seas of China’s Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces in February — while China is busy fighting the coronavirus. Tiếp tục đọc “Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?”
Twelve crew members and 51 out of 73 passengers on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Nagoya in Japan to Ho Chi Minh City were placed in quarantine on fears the carrier’s employees had been exposed earlier to a Japanese traveler with the novel coronavirus.
The Japanese passenger tested positive with the virus after landing at Chubu Centrair International Airport Wednesday with a fever, according to Vietnam’s government website, which cited its health ministry Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam Air Passengers Quarantined on Virus Exposure Threat”
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QUANG TRI, Vietnam (Reuters) – Two petite women in protective gear walk slowly down an empty field in Vietnam, carrying a large metal detector that clicks and whirrs, searching for unexploded ordnance.
Medic and safety officer Nguyen Thi Ha Lan supervises her teammates, the “landmine girls” as they are known, preparing to detonate a cluster bomb left behind from the war with the United States that ended in 1975.
It is one of many underneath the soil in Quang Tri province, north-central Vietnam.
Once the team is ready to detonate, Lan warns people to clear the area. A siren goes off and then an earthshattering boom. Tiếp tục đọc “Meet the female squad who clear out Vietnam’s unexploded bombs”