I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn.
I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law.
I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam.
In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship.
Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam.
I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN.
I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net).
I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries.
In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống).
In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success".
I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime minister also says stronger Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations is a ‘critical priority’ for Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
By Reuters, Wire Service ContentAug. 3, 2020, at 1:21 a.m.
Vietnam Says Early August ‘Decisive’ in Containing Coronavirus
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.
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.
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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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.
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
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.