Sài Gòn trước 1975 qua ảnh của phó nháy Mỹ Henry Bechtold


Toàn cảnh Sài Gòn năm 1964 nhìn từ máy bay. Con đường phía bên phải là đường Trần Quốc Toản. Continue reading “Sài Gòn trước 1975 qua ảnh của phó nháy Mỹ Henry Bechtold”
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While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: Think tank

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Satellite photo shows Chinese-controlled North Island, part of the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea, on Sep 29, 2017. (Photo: Planet Labs/Handout via Reuters)

WASHINGTON: While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a US think tank said on Thursday (Dec 14).

Chinese activity has involved work on facilities covering 29 hectares of the Spratly and Paracel islands, territory contested with several other Asian nations, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies. The report cited satellite images. Continue reading “While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: Think tank”

Oxford Dictionary: Word of the year 2017 – Youthquake (Tuổi trẻ động)

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Word of the Year 2017 is…

As 2017 draws to a close, we turn to language to help us mark where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are heading.

One word has been judged as not only reflective of the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of this past year, but as having lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is… youthquake.

The noun, youthquake, is defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’.

TĐH: Youthquake = Tuổi trẻ động

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Iran says weaponry displayed by Haley is ‘fabricated’

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran rejected as unfounded a U.S. accusation on Thursday that it supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen on Nov. 4, describing weaponry displayed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as “fabricated.”

Iran’s mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the accusation by the United States was “irresponsible, provocative and destructive.”

“These accusations seek also to cover up for the Saudi war crimes in Yemen, with the U.S. complicity, and divert international and regional attention from the stalemate war of aggression against the Yemenis,” the statement said.

(Reporting by Michelle NicholsEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about the Iran nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Sept. 5, 2017.

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Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on Thursday introduced what she sees as irrefutable evidence that Iran violated U.N rules by providing Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms.

Haley, holding a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., presented what she described as recovered pieces of a missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, pointing out the missile bears “Iranian missile fingerprints.” Yemen is facing a devastating civil war that has been raging since 2015. Continue reading “Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels”

Đấu thầu thuốc tại Sở Y tế Đắk Lắk: Lộ rõ dấu hiệu sai phạm

TP – Sau khi báo Tiền Phong đăng nhiều bài về các dấu hiệu sai phạm trong việc đấu thầu thuốc tại Đắk Lắk, các cơ quan chức năng đã vào cuộc. Ngày 23/11/2017, Hội đồng giám định của Bộ Y tế ban hành Kết luận giám định số 1257, xác nhận có việc chấm sai nhóm thuốc và chọn nhà thầu sai quy định trong đợt đấu thầu thuốc 2014-2015.

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Báo Tiền Phong từng phản ánh việc Sở Y tế (SYT) Đắk Lắk cho 1 doanh nghiệp trúng thầu độc quyền 7 mặt hàng đã đổi nhóm, trong bài “Tham nhũng y tế ở Đắk Lắk: Lo ngại chìm xuồng”, đăng ngày 20/2/2017.

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Bài viết khẳng định chỉ tính riêng 5/7 loại thuốc bị đổi nhóm mà Cục Quản lý Dược hồi âm cho một doanh nghiệp bằng văn bản, đã làm tăng giá thuốc trong kết quả trúng thầu lên tiền tỷ. Thực tế, tổng trị giá chênh lệch phải lên tới hàng chục tỷ đồng, vì SYT Đắk Lắk còn cho bệnh viện liên tục mua bổ sung số mặt hàng này sai quy định. Và trong 666 mặt hàng trúng thầu đợt đấu thầu thuốc năm 2014-2015, báo Tiền Phong cũng nhiều lần chứng minh còn có nhiều mặt hàng khác nữa bị chấm chọn sai trái. Continue reading “Đấu thầu thuốc tại Sở Y tế Đắk Lắk: Lộ rõ dấu hiệu sai phạm”

‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh

Last update 16:00 | 13/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back in Quang Ninh province and affecting the local tourism industry.

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After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back

Thousands of Chinese travelers were seen entering Vietnam across the border gate recently on one day in early December. Most of them were middle aged.

Within one hour, 20 buses carrying passengers were seen travelling from the border gate to Thuong Truong Phuong Dong, a shop nearby. Continue reading “‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh”

China to become second largest importer of Vietnam shrimp

Last update 17:33 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam’s shrimp exports are estimated at US$3.5 billion in the 11 months leading up to December with the EU, Japan and China as the three biggest importers.

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Exports to China obtained an impressive growth of 60.5% with an estimated value of US$629.26 million, accounting for 18.1% of Vietnam’s total shrimp export value. Meanwhile China’s shrimp imports are on a strong upward trend to meet rising consumer demands for year-end festivals, especially the Lunar New Year. Continue reading “China to become second largest importer of Vietnam shrimp”

ADB: Growth at 6.7% in 2017 & 2018

Last update 18:05 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam’s growth prospects have been revised upwards to 6.7 per cent in both 2017 and 2018 compared to previous forecasts of 6.3 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively, in a supplement to the Asia Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook Update 2017 report, released on December 13.

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The first three quarters of 2017 saw GDP grow by 6.4 per cent, up from 5.9 per cent in the same period of 2016, the report noted. Continue reading “ADB: Growth at 6.7% in 2017 & 2018”

Vietnam listed among top six most-attractive retail markets

Last update 16:07 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam has been ranked sixth among the world’s most attractive retail markets and named in the top 30 most lucrative retail markets this year, said Hoang Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Domestic Market Department.

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Tuan made the remarks at the Vietnam Retail Forum 2017 which was held by the Association of Vietnam Retailers (AVR) in Hanoi on December 12.

Tuan said that according to the Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), released by the US-based A.T. Kearney in June this year, Vietnam’s retail market has increased significantly in recent years and attracted a large number of foreign merchants. Continue reading “Vietnam listed among top six most-attractive retail markets”

Urbanization worsens environment along Huong River

Last update 08:28 | 03/10/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Along Huong River, from mountain to estuary, the environment is at risk of being disrupted by natural disasters and urbanization.


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With its geographic characteristics, Thua Thien Hue has played an important role in the development of Vietnam.

More than 350 years ago, on the banks of the Perfume River, there was an urban area called Kim Long-Kieng Hue, the capital of Dang Trong kingdom (an area of Vietnamese southwards expansion during the 17th century Trinh–Nguyen War). Continue reading “Urbanization worsens environment along Huong River”

Only 3.3% of ships nationwide transport containerized cargo

Last update 18:57 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam has more than 1,600 ships, but a mere 3.3% of them are container ships, according to a report of the Vietnam Maritime Administration at a meeting on raising the market share of sea transport on December 11.

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Vietnam has more than 1,600 ships, with a mere 3.3% of them being container ships

The administration said Vietnam’s fleet of ships faces several problems such as a small proportion of container ships, and up to 40% of them are 15 years old or older. In addition, there are as many as 500 owners of ships, meaning their scales are small and thus their competitiveness is low. Continue reading “Only 3.3% of ships nationwide transport containerized cargo”