Vietnam Biodiversity


Vietnam has been ranked the 16th most biologically diverse country in the world! Diverse ecosystems provide clean water, soil stability, buffers against storms and climate shocks as well as a basis for tourism. Biodiversity conservation is an essential component of achieving sustainable, resilient development. This Biodiversity Week we are celebrating Vietnam’s biodiversity status with 16 facts! 


On the mainland, there are 15.986 species of flora and 10% among them are endemic species. As for fauna, or more commonly known as animals, there are more than 100 endemic species of birds alone, and almost 80 types of mammals! Vietnam is home to 30 National Parks with more animal species than popular safari destinations such as Kenya and Tanzania. 

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G7 Leadership for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Economic Recovery and Growth

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An independent report requested by the UK Prime Minister for G7

by Nicolas Stern (June 2021)

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Challenge, vision and overarching strategy at a critical moment in history

The COVID-19 pandemic is a continuing human tragedy. It has exacerbated the risks and vulnerabilities that had been building in the global economy. It follows a decade that was characterised by reduced investment, by slowing growth of productivity, by faltering employment, by weakening social cohesion, by increasing pressure on public finances, and by an accelerating destruction of natural capital. Tiếp tục đọc “G7 Leadership for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Economic Recovery and Growth”

2021 G7 Leaders’ communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better

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  • European Council
  • Press release
  • 13 June 2021
  • 15:25
G7 2021 — Final Communiqué

2021 G7 Leaders’ communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better

We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better.  We remembered everyone who has been lost to the pandemic and paid tribute to those still striving to overcome it. Inspired by their example of collaboration and determination, we gathered united by the principle that brought us together originally, that shared beliefs and shared responsibilities are the bedrock of leadership and prosperity.  Guided by this, our enduring ideals as free open societies and democracies, and by our commitment to multilateralism, we have agreed a shared G7 agenda for global action to:

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The PLA Beyond Borders: Chinese Military Operations in Regional and Global Context

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No longer confined to China’s land territory or its near abroad, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is conducting increasingly complex operations farther and farther from China’s continental borders. Within Asia, the PLA now regularly operates into the far reaches of the South China Sea and deep into the Western Pacific, enforcing China’s territorial claims and preparing to counter U.S. intervention in a regional conflict. Beyond Asia, the PLA is present on the ground, at sea, or in military exercises with foreign partners across the Indian Ocean and into the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Foreign militaries now regularly encounter the PLA, whether in tense incidents or friendly contacts, on their home turf and in the global commons.

Drawn from a 2019 conference jointly organized by NDU, the RAND Corporation, and Taiwan’s Council on Advanced Policy Studies, The PLA Beyond Borders surveys the dimensions of Chinese operations within the Indo-Pacific region and globally. The international contributors look both at the underlying enablers of these activities, including expeditionary capabilities and logistics, command and control, and ISR systems, as well as new and evolving operational concepts and operational patterns. Employing different analytic lenses, they portray a reformed PLA accelerating the pace of its overseas operations and increasing its modernization not only in the traditional domains, but also in space and cyber.
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Introduction: The PLA Beyond Borders
Joel Wuthnow
Part I: Enabling Operations: Capabilities, Infrastructure, and Organizations

1 The PLA’s Expeditionary Force: Current Capabilities and Future Trends 
Kristen Gunness
2 Crossing the Strait: Recent Trends in PLA ‘Strategic Delivery’ Capabilities
Chung Chieh and Andrew N.D. Yang
3 China’s Overseas Base, Places, and Far Seas Logistics 
Isaac B. Kardon
4 PLA Command and Control of Overseas Operations 
Phillip C. Saunders
5 China’s Air and Maritime ISR in Coastal Defense and Near Seas Operations
Shinji Yamaguchi
6 The PLA Strategic Support Force: A “Joint” Force for Information Operations
John Chen, Joe McReynolds, and Kieran Green

Part II: Into Action: PLA Operational Concepts and Practice
7 Reassessing China’s Use of Military Force
Andrew Scobell
8 Bomber Strike Packages with Chinese Characteristics
Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga
9 PLA Operational Lessons from UN Peacekeeping
Joel Wuthnow
10 China’s Security Assistance in Global Competition: The Case of Africa
Jonah Victor
11 A New Type of Cross-Border Attack: The PLA’s Cyber Force
Ying-Yu Lin
12 Space and Chinese National Security: China’s Continuing Great Leap Upward
Dean Cheng

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