By Nguyen Quy September 5, 2020 | 11:21 am GMT+7 vnexpressSpring rolls (left) and fresh summer rolls are among Vietnam’s most popular dishes. Photo by Shutterstock/Dmytro Gilitukha.
The World Records Union (WorldKings) has acknowledged five world culinary records set by Vietnam.
The country has the largest number (164) of “strand and broth” dishes in the world such as traditional noodles pho, Hue-style beef noodles and Quang-style noodles, and the most kinds (100) of mam, or salted fish, and dishes made from it, WorldKings announced on its website this week.
By Anh Minh, Dat Nguyen September 8, 2020 | 02:30 pm GMT+7 VNExpressWorkers fix electric cables in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.
Coal-fired power will remain a key energy source for Vietnam for several decades to come despite the boost in renewables, senior officials say.
Without coal-fired power, Vietnam will have to confront energy insecurity, Deputy National Assembly Chairman Phung Quoc Hien said Monday at a meeting between the parliamentary Economic Committee and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.
– Sau sự thành công của lưới điện 500kV mạch 1, có thể thấy trong quy hoạch phát triển lưới truyền tải, xu thế chung là tiếp tục phát triển mạnh lưới truyền tải 500 kV Bắc – Nam giữa các vùng miền và các trung tâm điện lực. Lưới 500 kV đang được đánh giá là cứu cánh để giải tỏa công suất nguồn điện, truyền tải điện tới các trung tâm phụ tải điện ở xa như trong định hướng Quy hoạch phát triển điện lực quốc gia Việt Nam giai đoạn 2021 – 2030, tầm nhìn 2045 (Quy hoạch điện 8) hiện nay. Bài viết này xin nêu vấn đề ở khía cạnh khác để phản biện lại việc phát triển hệ thống truyền tải 500 kV tại Quy hoạch điện VIII.
Hong Kong (CNN Business)Shares in Chinese chipmaker SMIC plummeted nearly 23% in Hong Kong on Monday on fears that it could become the latest casualty of the US-China tech war.The US Department of Defense and other US agencies are reportedly considering banning exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., according to Reuters and other news outlets. The chipmaker could be added to a list of companies that the US government considers to be undermining American interests.SMIC’s relationship to the Chinese military is under scrutiny, according to the Reuters report, which cited an unnamed US official and two former officials briefed on the matter. The plunge in SMIC stock wiped 31 billion Hong Kong dollars ($4 billion) off its market value.Companies on the US list face significant challenges obtaining vital technology because American firms are banned from selling to them without first obtaining a license to do so. Escalating restrictions on Chinese tech firm Huawei, which was added to the list last year, threaten to cripple its global business, for example.
The situation has grown fraught since the onset of Covid-19, with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam also hardening their stanceBut China is unlikely to terraform further land features, while Vietnam will also refrain from legally challenging Beijing’s claims or actions
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits the South China Sea in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, tensions in the South China Sea have surged. This is mainly the result of China’s continued assertiveness coupled with the sharp deterioration in US-China relations over a variety of issues including the South China Sea itself.