Mỹ quan ngại hoạt động ‘gây bất ổn’ của Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông

07/08/2020    09:03 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Điện đàm với người đồng cấp Trung Quốc, Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Mỹ đã bày tỏ quan ngại về hoạt động ‘gây bất ổn’ của Bắc Kinh ở Biển Đông và gần Đài Loan.

Bắt cóc con tin chớp nhoáng tại PhápPhilippines thành vùng dịch Covid-19 lớn nhất Đông Nam ÁTrung Quốc sẽ ra sao nếu thảm họa ập xuống sông Dương Tử?

Theo hãng tin Reuters, thông tin trên được Lầu Năm Góc công bố hôm 6/8. Đây là cuộc điện đàm đầu tiên giữa ông Esper và Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Trung Quốc Ngụy Phượng Hòa kể từ tháng 3 tới nay. Cuộc điện đàm diễn ra trong lúc quan hệ hai bên đang ở mức thấp nhất trong hàng chục năm qua.

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Người Sài Gòn vật lộn chống ngập suốt đêm

07/08/2020    09:47 GMT+7

Chiều và tối qua người dân Sài Gòn phải vật lộn chống ngập trong trận mưa lớn nhất năm. 

Sài Gòn mưa tầm tã, xe máy ngập lút yên, ô tô chết máy xếp hàng dàiThi công dự án chống ngập gần 500 tỷ, mặt đường Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh bị nứtNgười Sài Gòn ngã nhào khi bơi giữa đường ngập

23h tối 6/8, tuyến đường Phan Huy Ích (quận Bình Tân và Gò Vấp) vẫn ngập sâu. Cả đoạn đường dài nước ngập hơn nửa mét khiến hàng loạt phương tiện bị chết máy. Người dân bì bõm dẫn bộ phương tiện, rẽ sóng để tìm đường về nhà.

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Trump Issues Executive Orders Against Chinese Owners Of TikTok And WeChat

Aug 6, 2020,09:51pm EDT

Jack Brewster Forbes Staff Business I’m a news reporter for Forbes.

Updated Aug 6, 2020, 10:33pm EDT

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that will prohibit Americans from doing business with ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, and a similar order that bans transactions involving WeChat, a social messaging app, with its owner, Tencent, beginning September 20, in an effort to bar the China-owned social media platforms from the U.S. due to national security concerns.

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Vietnam reports second-largest daily hike in COVID-19 cases with 43 new patients – total 713 patients

Wednesday, August 05, 2020, 18:30 GMT+7 Tuoitre

Vietnam reports second-largest daily hike in COVID-19 cases with 43 new patients
A health worker disinfects an area visited by a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in Vietnam. Photo: Tr. T. / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam documented a total of 43 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, including 42 local infections and one imported patient who was quarantined upon arrival, the second-largest single-day increase in cases since January.

Vietnam reported two new coronavirus patients on Wednesday morning, both registered in the central province of Quang Nam and traced to Da Nang, a neighboring city that is the country’s outbreak epicenter.

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Australia’s Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable

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Prime minister also says stronger Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations is a ‘critical priority’ for Australia.

Australia's Scott Morrison, standing, walks past China's Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders' meeting in Japan last year [File: Lukas Coch via EPA]
Australia’s Scott Morrison, standing, walks past China’s Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders’ meeting in Japan last year [File: Lukas Coch via EPA]

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government held a less dramatic view of US-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before US presidential elections in November, but added that a conflict is no longer inconceivable.

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U.S. to Act on China Software Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says

By Tony Czuczka August 2, 2020, 10:14 PM GMT+7 Updated on  Bloomberg

  •  Republican senators line up in favor of Microsoft purchase
  •  Mnuchin says Democratic leaders agree new approach needed

The Trump administration will announce measures shortly against “a broad array” of Chinese-owned software deemed to pose national-security risks, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.

The comments suggest a possible widening of U.S. measures beyond TikTok, the popular music-video app owned by ByteDance Ltd., one of China’s biggest tech companies. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he plans to ban TikTok from the U.S., but his decision hasn’t been announced. Pompeo signaled he expects a Trump announcement “shortly.” Chinese newspapers slammed a potential ban on TikTok.

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Japanese Prof translates book affirming Vietnam’s sea, island sovereignty

 06:50 | 24/07/2020 Hannah Nguyen 

A book stating the undisputable case for Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in Bien Dong Sea has been translated into Japanese by Prof. Kazutaka Hashimoto from the Kanto Gakuin University and released in the country.

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The Japanese version of the book “Hoang Sa – Truong Sa: Luan cu va Su kien” (Hoang Sa – Truong Sa: Evidence and Events). Photos: VNA

According to VNA, the original version named “Hoang Sa – Truong Sa: Luan cu va Su kien” (Hoang Sa – Truong Sa: Evidence and Events) by author Dinh Kim Phuc was published by the Thoi Dai (Times) Publishing House in 2012.

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Vietnam territory: throughout history and in the new era

 07:27 | 03/08/2020 Amy Nguyen translated VietnamTimes

Dr. Tran Cong Truc, with 30 years of experience in border works, including 10 years being the Head of State Border Committee, has directly participated in border delimitation negotiation with other countries as a Vietnam delegate. Vietnam Times proudly introduces Dr. Truc and his colleagues’ series of articles about the process of forming and managing Vietnam territorial borders.

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Territorial sovereignty has been the top priority throughout history

In January 1077, national hero Ly Thuong Kiet led the fight against invaders along the bank of the Cau River. Legend has it that every night, he sent a confidant to sneak into Truong Hong and Truong Hat temple, which located on the battleground on Nhu Nguyet river‘s bank (the present Cau river) to read out loud the following poem:

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Vietnam Says Early August ‘Decisive’ in Containing Coronavirus

By Reuters, Wire Service ContentAug. 3, 2020, at 1:21 a.m.

U.S. News & World Report

Vietnam Says Early August ‘Decisive’ in Containing Coronavirus

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask as he drives past a banner promoting prevention against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hanoi, Vietnam July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Kham/File PhotoREUTERS

BY KHANH VU AND PHUONG Nguyen

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam is in the midst of a “decisive” fight against the novel coronavirus, the prime minister said on Monday, with the focus on Danang city where infections have appeared in four factories with a combined workforce of about 3,700 people.

Vietnam, widely praised for its mitigation efforts since the coronavirus appeared in late January, is battling several new clusters of infection linked to Danang after going more than three months without detecting any domestic transmission.

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Central Highlands’ Buon Ma Thuot City enters social distancing as virus spreads in Vietnam

Central Highlands’ Buon Ma Thuot City enters social distancing as virus spreads in Vietnam
A street is sealed off with barricade tape in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, August 2, 2020. Photo: Trung Tan / Tuoi Tre

Dak Lak Province in Vietnam’s Centra Highlands has reinstated enhanced social distancing rules across its entire capital city of Buon Ma Thuot from Monday after three COVID-19 patients were documented there.

The enhanced social distancing regulations have to be practiced from 0:00 Monday until the end of August 16 in accordance with the prime minister’s directive No. 16 issued on March 31.

Accordingly, citizens are requested to stay home and only go out under absolutely necessary circumstances, and maintain a minimum distance of two meters in social interaction. Tiếp tục đọc “Central Highlands’ Buon Ma Thuot City enters social distancing as virus spreads in Vietnam”

13 ca Covid-19 nguy kịch và nặng, Bộ Y tế tiếp tục chi viện bác sĩ – Cả nước có 621 ca bệnh

03/08/2020    11:28 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Đến sáng 3/8, cả nước có 10 bệnh nhân Covid-19 nguy kịch và 3 ca nặng. Bộ Y tế tiếp tục chi viện khẩn nhân lực cho Quảng Nam.

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Sáng 3/8, PGS.TS Lương Ngọc Khuê, Cục trưởng Cục quản lý Khám, chữa bệnh, Phó trưởng Tiểu ban Điều trị cho biết, Việt Nam đang điều trị cho 242 bệnh nhân Covid-19 trên tổng số 621 ca mắc.

Tuy nhiên diễn biến dịch Covid-19 đợt mới có nhiều bệnh nhân nặng, trong đó có 13 bệnh nhân đang nguy kịch (10 bệnh phải can thiệp ECMO và thở máy; 3 trường hợp đang phải thở oxy) và 21 trường hợp khác tiên lượng nặng.

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Thủ tướng đề nghị toàn dân cài đặt Bluezone để truy vết nhanh – Hướng dẫn sử dụng phần mềm Bluezone

03/08/2020    07:34 GMT+7 vietnamnet.vn

Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc nhấn mạnh điều này khi kết luận cuộc họp trực tuyến với các tỉnh, thành về phòng chống dịch Covid-19 vào chiều tối ngày 2/8.

Chủ tịch Đà Nẵng: Thành phố đã tính tới phương án cách ly tại nhàBảy người trong một gia đình ở Quảng Nam mắc Covid-19Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc: Mỗi gia đình là một pháo đài chống dịch

Phát biểu kết luận, Thủ tướng đánh giá phần mềm Bluezone là vấn đề quan trọng nhưng vẫn còn mới mẻ với nước ta.

Trước diễn biến phức tạp của dịch bệnh, để nhanh chóng khoanh vùng dập dịch, Thủ tướng đề nghị người dân cài đặt ứng dụng Bluezone – ứng dụng hỗ trợ phát hiện truy vết nhanh những người có nguy cơ lây nhiễm. Thủ tướng giao Bộ TT&TT chủ trì, hướng dẫn phối hợp với Bộ Y tế, UBND các tỉnh thành triển khai nhanh nhất việc này.

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Why is the South China Sea such a hotspot?

Why are there so many tensions over this body of water? What is the ‘nine-dash line’? And why does it matter to Australia?

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Australia’s declaration that there is no legal basis for China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has been a long time coming.

For years, Canberra has carefully urged restraint, called on all states to respect the rules-based international order, insisted that it took no sides in the many competing territorial claims for the sea and urged respect for a 2016 international court ruling on the status of disputed features of the South China Sea.

But the decision to say there is no legal basis for China’s claim to 90 per cent of the islands and waters – which fall within the so-called “nine-dash line” – is part of a gradual change in Australia’s approach to the dispute, and one that is likely to be quietly welcomed by neighbouring countries in south-east Asia.

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Interview with South China Sea think tank head shows three possibilities risking China-US military conflict

By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan Source: Global Times Published: 2020/8/2 18:28:40 Last Updated: 2020/8/2 20:48:40 Global Times


Editor’s note:

At 2:22 pm on Saturday, China’s Army Day, think tank South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI) released the latest movement of US warships on its Weibo account, including the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and USS America amphibious assault ship in the East China Sea.

From July 15 to 30, SCSPI’s Weibo account has released a total of 24 updates on the activity tracks of US warships and warplanes in regions including South China Sea and East China Sea. This has attracted wide domestic and foreign attention.

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Recent submissions to the Secretary-General of United Nations on South China Sea

– Malaysia submission, Dec. 12, 2019.

– China submission, Dec. 12, 2019, responding to Malaysia.

– Philippines submission, March 6, 2020, responding to Malaysia.

– Philippines submission, March 6, 2020, responding to China.

– China submission, March 23, 2020, responding to Philippines.

– Vietnam submission, March 30, 2020, responding to China.

-Vietnam submission, April 10, 2020, about Paracels.

– Vietnam submission, April 10, 2020, about Paracels and Spratlys.

– China submission, April 17, 2020, responding to Vietnam.

– Indonesia submission, May 26, 2020, confirming UNCLOS Arbitration Tribunal’s decision on Philippines v. China in 2016.

– US submission, June 1, 2020, rejecting China’s claims in South China Sea and citing UNCLOS Arbitration Tribunal’s decision in Philippines v. China in 2016.

– China submission, June 2, 2020, responding to the US.

– China submission, June 9, 2020, responding to the US.

– Indonesia submission, June 12, 2020, rejecting all China claims.

– China submission, June 18, 2020, responding to Indonesia.

– Australia submission, July 23, 2020, rejecting all China claims and affirming UNCLOS Arbitration Tribunal’s decision in Philippines v. China in 2016.

– Malaysia submission, July 29, 2020, rejecting all China claims.

– China submission, July 29, 2020, responding to Australia.

Source: UN Division for Ocean Affairs and and the Law of the Sea https://www.un.org/Depts/los/clcs_new/submissions_files/submission_mys_12_12_2019.html