Women’s national football team keep top place in Southeast Asia

vietnamnet 17/08/2020    14:42 GMT+7

The women’s national football team of Vietnam remain at the top place in Southeast Asia although they have dropped three places on the FIFA Women’s World Rankings for August.
Members of the Vietnamese women’s football team celebrate their gold medal at the 29th SEA Games (Photo: VNA)

According to the rankings, the Vietnamese team has gained 1,657 points, standing sixth in Asia and 35th in the world.


Vietnam warned of failing to implement domestic solid waste treatment plan

vietnamnet 17/08/2020    14:30 GMT+7

The slow development of a waste collection, transport and treatment system in Vietnam is caused mostly by limited financial resources.

According to the Directorate General of Environment, 13,000 tons of waste is generated every day in HCM City, including 8,300 tons of domestic waste, 1,500-2,000 tons of industrial waste, 1,200-1,600 tons of waste from construction works, 22 tons of medical waste and 2,000 tons of sludge of different kinds.

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Na Hang ecotourism site, Ha Long Bay of the hills

vietnamnet | 17/08/2020    07:35 GMT+7

110 kilometers from Tuyen Quang city, the Na Hang eco-tourism area has emerged as a tourist destination popular for its unspoiled beauty and unique ethnic culture.
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Na Hang lake (Photo: baobackan.org.vn)

‘Na Hang’ in the Tay ethnic language means ‘the last field’. Na Hang wins points for its vast green fields, limestone mountains, primeval forest, and giant lake.

The Na Hang eco-tourism area stretches over 15,000 hectares, more than half of which is water. The Na Hang–Lam Binh reservoir, which connects with Ba Be National Park, is the biggest reservoir in Vietnam’s northern region.

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Should violators who illegally take Covid-19 infected people into Vietnam receive the death penalty?

vietnamnet | 17/08/2020    12:50 GMT+7

“The death penalty could be considered for such act in accordance with the Penal Code. In this very urgent situation, when the whole country is trying hard to fight Covid-19, it is necessary to strictly punish such acts for deterrence.”
Có thể xử tử hình kẻ tiếp tay, đưa người nhiễm Covid-19 vào Việt Nam không?
Chinese people who illegally entered Vietnam are detected by traffic police on Noi Bai – Lao Cai expressway. (Photo: Lao Cai newspaper)

This is the opinion of National Assembly (NA) deputy Bui Van Phuong, member of the NA Economic Committee, vice head of the NA delegation of Ninh Binh province in response to the proposal of the HCM City Center for Disease Control (HCDC): “It is necessary to impose heavy sanctions against people who illegally enter the country, to consider imposing special criminal penalties on those who give a hand to illegal entry.”

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Fraying U.S.-China Relations Tested by Trump Ahead of Election

Bloomberg News August 17, 2020, 4:00 AM GMT+7 Updated on 

  •  Tensions rise as president highlights tough-on-China stances
  •  Topics range from TikTok to Taiwan jet sales to Hong Kong

The almost daily drumbeat of tensions between the U.S. and China shows little sign of letting up, while touching on everything from the coronavirus to trade to defense issues to monetary policy.

President Donald Trump has made his tough positions on China a key element in the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election, now less than three months away, and he seems intent on keeping the pressure on.

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