TĐH: Woody Island, also called Yongxing Island (simplified Chinese: 永兴岛; traditional Chinese: 永興島; pinyin: Yǒngxīng Dǎo; lit.: ‘Eternal Prosperity Island’) in People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Phu Lam Island (Vietnamese: Đảo Phú Lâm) in Vietnam, is the largest of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea (SCS), with an area of 2.1 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi). Wooddy Island and the rest of Paracels were taken by China’s intrusion forces from The Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Cộng Hòa) in the Paracel Battle of Jan. 1974. War of Aggression to take a disputed territory is a violation of the Charter of the United Nations, and cannot constitute a legitimate an legal possession of the territory. See China’s Three Wars of Aggression against the Vietnamese People)
On August 26, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their activities in the South China Sea. The bureau targeted these entities specifically for “their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea.” On the same day, the U.S. Department of State announced visa restrictions on Chinese individuals involved in reclamation, construction, militarization, and coercion in the South China Sea. While these measures come far too late to halt China’s island building campaign in the Spratly Islands, Washington’s latest steps illuminate the influence of companies in these disputes. Corporate activity, particularly the corporate activity associated with Sansha City, supports China’s efforts to exercise administrative control over the South China Sea.
PARIS — Bayer’s Monsanto division on Wednesday lost a final appeal in a long-running French legal battle in which the crop chemical maker has been held liable for the accidental inhalation of a weedkiller by a crop farmer.
Monsanto had been trying to overturn a decision by an appeals court in 2019 that had found the company’s product safety information to have been inadequate in relation to the accident involving farmer Paul Francois in 2004.
France’s highest court rejected Monsanto’s latest appeal in a ruling published on Wednesday, opening the way for another court to decide on what damages should be awarded to Francois.
(ĐCSVN) – Thực hiện Chỉ thị số 35-CT/TW của Bộ Chính trị về Đại hội đảng bộ các cấp, tiến tới Đại hội XIII của Đảng; Thông báo Kết luận số 159-TB của Bộ Chính trị về việc thảo luận các văn kiện Đại hội XIII của Đảng tại Đại hội Đảng bộ các cấp, gửi lấy ý kiến nhân dân và tổng hợp các ý kiến đóng góp vào văn kiện Đại hội XIII của Đảng, Báo điện tử Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam trân trọng giới thiệu toàn văn dự thảo các văn kiện quan trọng này.
Tổng Bí thư, Chủ tịch nước Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Trưởng Tiểu ban Văn kiện Đại hội XIII của Đảng, chủ trì cuộc họp của Tiểu ban ngày 11/9/2020. Ảnh: Trí Dũng/TTXVN
Dưới đây là dự thảo các văn kiện trình Đại hội đại biểu toàn quốc lần thứ XIII của Đảng (Bạn đọc có thể tải về để xem chi tiết bằng cách bấm vào tên từng dự thảo văn kiện):
STATE DEPARTMENT – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarks on a week-long trip to South Asia on Sunday, as the United States looks to confront Chinese geopolitical and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
Territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea have been a major irritant in Philippines–China relations. When Rodrigo Duterte became president in 2016, a policy decision to underscore pragmatism in relations with China and opt for a moderated approach to dispute settlement in the South China Sea became clear. In November 2018, China and the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Development, raising the prospect of an eventual joint development agreement (JDA) in the South China Sea.