By Nguyen Quy November 19, 2020 | 11:46 am GMT+7 VNExpressNational security adviser Robert O’Brien speaks to the media outside the White House in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2020. Photo by Reuters/Leah Millis.U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien left Thursday for Vietnam and the Philippines to discuss regional security cooperation, the White House National Security Council said.
He would meet leaders in both countries “to reaffirm the strength of our bilateral relationships,” it tweeted on Thursday.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswomen Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meet the same day that O’Brien will be in Vietnam from Friday to Sunday for high-level meetings to discuss bilateral relations and regional and international issues that concern both Vietnam and the U.S.
Until now, senior American officials had never spoken publicly with such candor and consistency about the challenge posed by China to our nation. Earlier this year, President Trump asked four of his most senior national security officials, myself [National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien], Christopher Wray, William Barr, and Michael Pompeo, to explain current U.S. policy on China to the American people. Over the summer of 2020, we did so in a series of speeches delivered around the country.
Collectively, the remarks contained in this book achieve several important objectives. They educate our citizens about the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party to their livelihoods, businesses, freedoms, and values.
These speeches also alert our allies and partners so that they, too, should stand up for their own people, and for our mutual interests and values.
The competition with which we are faced is not China versus the United States. It is the Chinese Communist Party, with its MarxistLeninist and mercantilist vision for the world, versus freedom-loving people everywhere.
This paper highlights how civil society organizations can play critical roles in establishing transparent and accountable climate finance systems that put communities at the center of decision-making. It draws from the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative’s experiences in Ethiopia and Uganda as well as lessons learned from similar efforts in Bangladesh, Kenya, and the Philippines. It offers valuable information to help civil society organizations build their engagement and capacity on climate adaptation finance.
The government of the Netherlands has released a new policy document outlining a new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, following similar recent moves by its European neighbors France and Germany.
The new policy document, which was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 13, foreshadows a greater focus on Asia, in apparent recognition of China’s growing assertiveness and the European Union’s increasing economic and trade partnerships with the region.
WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand on Wednesday (Nov 19) jointly accused China of violating its commitments following the disqualification of pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s legislature.
By Dat Nguyen November 18, 2020 | 05:30 pm GMT+7 vnexpressVietnamese women work in an office in Hanoi. Photo by Shutterstock/Jimmy Tran.Gender bias is preventing Vietnamese women from climbing the corporate ladder, a recent study by the International Labor Organization has found.
The survey polled executives and employees at 300 companies of whom 54 percent agreed or strongly agreed that women with equal skills and qualifications as men have greater difficulty reaching top management positions.
By Phuong Vu November 18, 2020 | 08:30 pm GMT+7 vnexpressChinese structures are pictured at Vietnam’s Spratly Islands in the East Sea, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Erik De Castro.Canadian defense minister Harjit Sajjan has made it clear that his nation is against militarization in the South China Sea.
“Canada opposes unilateral actions that have escalated tensions in the region and undermined stability in the South China Sea. We are against the threat or use of force, large-scale land reclamation, building outposts on disputed entities and using them for military purposes in the sea,” he said.