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.
Tehran, Iran – The United States has broken with all other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and unilaterally declared the re-imposition of all UN sanctions against Iran – a claim rejected by Iran and the international community, including Washington’s close allies, as having no legal basis.
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Iranian ship captains who had delivered oil to Venezuela, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed the Trump administration’s backing for Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaido.
World leaders came together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the coronavirus pandemic and economic disruption challenge the effectiveness and solidarity of the organisation that was set up after the horrors of World War II.
The souring relationship between Washington and Beijing was forewarned in 2005 ‘responsible stakeholder’ speechFormer State Department official Robert Zoellick provoked anger when he said China should not take access to the US for granted
Former US State Department official Robert Zoellick, who later served as president of the World Bank, gave a speech in 2005 warning of a rise in protectionist sentiment. Photo: AFP
When former deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick stepped up to the podium to deliver the keynote address at the National Committee on US-China Relations’ annual gala in 2005, he was expected to offer the usual rosy celebration of the relationship reserved for such occasions. That did not happen.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has not yet confirmed the complete withdrawal from use of coal-fired thermal power, but is designing a roadmap to reduce the proportion of this kind of power for the nation’s electricity output.
Can we implement the plan to withdraw from coal-fired thermal power? This was the question raised by a National Assembly Deputy to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh at the recent explanation session on the current electricity development situation.
Vu Hong Thanh, chair of the National Assembly’s Economics Committee, opened the discussion with a series of questions on coal-fired thermal power. What will happen if many localities refuse to develop coal-fired thermopower projects? What is the role of coal-fired thermopower in the time to come?
The Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a contest on compiling Vietnamese-language books and documents for overseas Vietnamese, at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 16.
At the contest launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)
The contest aims to push ahead with the teaching and learning of the mother tongue among overseas Vietnamese, preserving and promoting the language and the country’s culture abroad.
TĐH: See notes verbales by Malaysia, UK & Northern Ireland, France, Germany, and China to United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelfhere >>
20/09/2020 17:30 GMT+7 vietnamnet
France, the United Kingdom and Germany has submitted a joint note verbale expressing their views against the seven notes the Chinese mission had proposed for circulation at the United Nations.
VietNamNet introduces an article by Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao on this issue:
This joint note verbale shows the view against the seven diplomatic notes China proposed for circulation at the United Nations relating to Malaysia’s submission on continental expansion submitted to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).
This was the first time that these three powerful countries had submitted a joint note verbale related to the East Sea and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to the UN Secretary-General.
The consistency of the three major European countries
The joint note verbale expresses the consistency of the three countries with the biggest economic and legal political influence in Europe in rejecting China’s unilateral interpretation of a series of related issues, which cause instability, and affect peace and legal order in the East Sea.
Tiếp tục đọc “Joint Note Verbale of France, UK, Germany and the legal war in the East Sea”→
The launch of the “unreliable entities list” ups the ante in the escalating commercial fight with the Trump administration, which has used its own “entity list” to bar Huawei from the US market on national security grounds.
The United States and China are engaged in an escalating trade battle centring on technology.Shanghai, China:
China said Saturday it had launched a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities, a much-anticipated move seen as retaliation to US penalties against Chinese companies such as telecom giant Huawei.
USS Ronald Reagan leads an American carrier strike group. Photo: US Navy
Across Southeast Asia, scenario planning exercises by analysts and policymakers preparing for the unthinkable – a military clash between the world’s two largest economies in their backyard – has taken on added significance in recent weeks.Tensions between the US and China, already fraught over trade,technology and the South China Sea, deepened as Beijing protested against Washington’s ties to Taipei and conducted military activities close to the self-ruled island last week.
By Viet Anh September 17, 2020 | 08:10 pm GMT+7 vnexpressSatellite image of Woody Island, part of Vietnam’s Paracel Islands, January 2018. Photo courtesy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Vietnam on Thursday reaffirmed its sovereignty after the U.S. Embassy removed from its Facebook page an accurate Vietnamese map including its East Sea archipelagos.
A number of ministries have appointed new deputy ministers.
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has a new deputy minister, Mr. Nguyen Ba Hoan, who was previously the chief of the Ministry’s office.
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has a new deputy minister, Mr. Nguyen Ba Hoan (left)
Mr. Hoan was born in 1967 in Thanh Hoa province. He holds a bachelor degree on construction economics and bachelor degree in financial economics.
He has worked for 28 years at the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs: at the Department of Overseas Labor Management from 1993 to 2007. In 2007 he was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Office. Since 2015 he has been the Chief of the Office.
Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is expected to soon approve another major weapons sale including drones to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. The move comes as the US and Taiwan are strengthening ties and amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing.The US is preparing to sell seven packages of weapons systems to Taiwan, a congressional aide told CNN, saying it was unclear when the Congress would be formally notified about the sales, as is required by law.A US official said that the administration will soon formally approve a large sale of MQ-9B Reaper drones. The value of the drones and associated equipment and program support is estimated to be about $600 million.