If there were no hydroelectric dams, floods would still occur, even at a higher level. In many cases, without hydropower reservoirs, floods would be more serious.
VietNamNet introduces an article by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Thanh Ca, lecturer at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, and former Director of the Institute for Marine and Island Studies under the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands.
Half of a landslide hill buries the operating office of Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.
I taught river environmental engineering at Saitama University in Japan for six years. In 1995, Mr. Phan Van Khai (Deputy Prime Minister at that time) visited Japan and he was impressed by anti-landslide works in Japan.
US-China frictions and the threat of American financial sanctions have renewed debate in Beijing about reducing dependence on the US dollarChina cut its holdings of US government debt to US$1.07 trillion in late August, the lowest level since March 2017, the US Department of Treasury says
China has long tried to undermine the US dollar’s dominant role in the international monetary system, despite the fact that the bulk of its reserves are in dollar-denominated assets. Photo: Reuters
China may be speeding up the diversification of its foreign exchange reserves away from US dollar assets in response to potential American financial sanctions, but there are clear limits on how far it can go in its de-dollarisation push, according to analysts.China has long tried to undermine the US dollar’s dominant role in the international monetary system, despite the fact that the bulk of its reserves are in dollar-denominated assets.
Báo cáo giải trình, tiếp thu, chỉnh lý dự thảo, Chủ nhiệm UB Pháp luật của Quốc hội Hoàng Thanh Tùng cho biết ý kiến của đa số ĐBQH tán thành với việc cần chuyển đổi sang phương thức quản lý cư trú mới và quy định luật sẽ có hiệu lực thi hành từ ngày 1/7/2021 như đề xuất và cam kết của Chính phủ.
Quy mô đầu tư công trung hạn giai đoạn 2021-2025 tăng hơn 37% so với giai đoạn 2016-2020, tương đương 2,75 triệu tỷ đồng.
Báo cáo trước Quốc hội, Bộ trưởng Kế hoạch & Đầu tư Nguyễn Chí Dũng cho biết, tổng mức vốn đầu tư trung hạn từ nguồn ngân sách giai đoạn 2021-2025 là 2,75 triệu tỷ đồng, tăng 37,5% so với kế hoạch giai đoạn 2016-2020. Trong đó, nguồn từ ngân sách trung ương là 1,38 triệu tỷ, còn vốn cân đối ngân sách địa phương là 1,37 triệu tỷ đồng. Mức dự phòng chung là 10%.
Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Tibetan Central Administration (CTA), met the new US special coordinator on Tibet last week. Sangay said it was the first time that the head of the CTA had been received at the State Department.Advertisement
“China will take all necessary measures to protect its interests,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a daily news conference in Beijing on Tuesday (Oct 20).
China’s irritation with the United States over Tibet comes at a time when relations between the two world powers are at their lowest point in decades over a range of issues, including trade, Taiwan, human rights, the South China Sea and COVID-19.
Describing Sangay as an anti-China separatist, Zhao said the United States should cease any official contact with him.
The meeting “sent a seriously wrong signal to Tibetan independence forces”, he said.Advertisement
“The US should immediately stop using the Tibet issue to interfere in China’s internal affairs.”
China seized control over Tibet in 1950 in what it describes as a “peaceful liberation”. International human rights groups and exiles routinely condemn what they call China’s oppressive rule in Tibetan areas.
Since its formation in 1959, the Tibetan government-in-exile has been based in Dharamshala in northern India. China’s relations with India became fraught in recent months following a bloody clash between troops stationed on the disputed Himalayan border. Source: Reuters/jt