Việt Nam jumps 23 places in economic freedom index

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Việt Nam got 58.8 points this year in the economic freedom index. — Photo heritage.org

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam jumped 23 places from last year to reach 58.8 points, ranking 105th place in the economic freedom index this year.The Heritage Foundation has released the 2020 Index of Economic Freedom report. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam jumps 23 places in economic freedom index”

Vietnam expands foreign visa ban, 85 coronavirus cases in country

MARCH 20, 2020 / 1:04 AM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO
A health worker sprays disinfectants in a train as a measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam will temporarily suspend visa-free travel for citizens of Japan, Belarus and Russia from Saturday as its health ministry reported nine more coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing total in the country to 85. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam expands foreign visa ban, 85 coronavirus cases in country”

Economic Watch: Trade recovers on China-Vietnam border

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-18 19:05:20|Editor: huaxia
NANNING, March 18 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of flat-bed and container trucks queued along a border bridge in Dongxing, a city in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, waiting for customs clearance, a scene that signifies the recovery of trade on the China-Vietnam border from the COVID-19 epidemic.

Pham Van Tan, a 31-year-old Vietnamese, was driving a truck loaded with about 20 tonnes of dragon fruit produced in Vietnam’s Da Nang. Once passing the customs checkpoints, the goods will soon be seen in the markets of cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. Tiếp tục đọc “Economic Watch: Trade recovers on China-Vietnam border”

Mekong Delta forests face increasing risk of fires

Update: March, 18/2020 – 08:00 VNS

A canal holds water just in case of forest fires in the U Minh Thượng National Park in Kiên Giang Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Lê Huy Hải

HCM CITY – All forests south of the Hậu River in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have been facing the threat of fire since the middle of this month, and any fire would spread very quickly because of the heat and low humidity, local authorities have warned. Tiếp tục đọc “Mekong Delta forests face increasing risk of fires”

Vietnam to halt issue of all visas over coronavirus

Weeks after declaring the recovery of all 16 of its virus sufferers, Vietnam has confirmed 61 infections, but no deaths, after authorities announced a surge in infections from overseas. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to halt issue of all visas over coronavirus”

Vietnam now at “golden stage” of COVID-19 fight: PM

Tuesday, 2020-03-17 10:26:59 Nhân Dân

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at the meeting. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)

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NDO/VNA – Vietnam is now at the “golden stage” of COVID-19 prevention and control, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on March 16.

Speaking at a Hanoi meeting between permanent cabinet members and the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, the leader lauded ministries and agencies, especially the committee, for their efforts in the disease combat over the past two months. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam now at “golden stage” of COVID-19 fight: PM”

An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.

 

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation
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Earlier this month, Japan’s defense chief paid a visit to Vietnam. While the interaction was just one of several scheduled engagements between the two sides, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of their defense relationship. Tiếp tục đọc “An engagement this month spotlighted ongoing collaboration between the two sides in the security domain.”

Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index

Update: March, 16/2020 – 15:49 VNS

Việt Nam is ranked 96th in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. — VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam ranks 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), down four positions compared to last year and nine positions in 2018. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index”

Saigon and Hanoi shutdown all public entertainment places over coronavirus concerns

Authorities in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) of Vietnam has ordered local entertainment facilities, including bars and clubs, to shut down starting from Saturday evening in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to a document issued by the People’s Committee in District 1, all forms of entertainment establishments including cinemas, massage parlors, bars, karaoke bars, discos, and beer clubs in the downtown district shall be suspended indefinitely from 6:00 pm on Saturday. Tuoi Tre Newspaper reports. Tiếp tục đọc “Saigon and Hanoi shutdown all public entertainment places over coronavirus concerns”

Vietnam introduces compulsory testing for arrivals from coronavirus-hit areas

Foreign tourists wear protective masks and walk on the empty The Huc bridge due to recent novel coronavirus outbreak on Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, Vietnam March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

HANOI: Vietnam’s health ministry on Sunday (Mar 15) said all passengers coming from or through China, South Korea, the UK and Schengen countries will be compulsorily quarantined and tested for COVID-19.

“The compulsory quarantine applies to arrivals from March 14,” the health ministry said in a statement. “Those whose tests are positive will get immediate treatment while the rest will be quarantined for 14 days.” Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam introduces compulsory testing for arrivals from coronavirus-hit areas”

The Global Economic Impacts of COVID-19

March 10, 2020 CSIS

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which first appeared in China at the end of last year, now exceed 115,000 as of March 10 and are likely to climb significantly higher. While over two-thirds of the total confirmed cases are in mainland China, the vast majority of new cases reported since February 25 have occurred outside the country. What was initially seen as a largely China-centric shock is now understood to be a global crisis. The virus’s spread has regrettably borne out analysts’ downside scenarios, with investors digesting the implications of disrupted supply chains, official containment measures, and spillovers from the real economy to financial markets. A decision by two of the world’s largest energy producers to maintain current levels of production, despite falling energy prices, has further unnerved investors while questions about governments’ abilities to mount an effective and coordinated response linger. The increased uncertainty has led to financial market volatility last seen during the global financial crisis. Tiếp tục đọc “The Global Economic Impacts of COVID-19”

Asean Meeting of Finance Chiefs to Proceed in Vietnam in March

Karlis Salna – Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen March 12 2020, 2:24 PM (Bloomberg)

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will meet in Vietnam later this month after initially weighing a proposal to postpone the summit due to the coronavirus. Authorities in Vietnam, which holds the Asean chairmanship, have confirmed the summit will now go ahead as scheduled, the Asean Secretariat said Thursday. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had been weighing a proposal to postpone the meeting, set to take place over four days in Halong Bay, a beach city north of Hanoi, beginning March 24. Finance and central bank officials from across Southeast Asia, as well as Japan, South Korea and China, had been expected to attend.

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Tên chính thức của dịch coronavirus – Official name of Coronavirus pandemic

 

02.11.2020 07:08 PM

Coronavirus Has a Name: The Deadly Disease Is Covid-19

The virus that causes it is SARS-CoV-2. (We didn’t say they were good names.)

a researcher in a lab
The naming of viruses is a serious matter. How people describe a disease and the people who have it can create or perpetuate dangerous stigmas.PHOTOGRAPH: JEFF PACHOUD/GETTY IMAGES

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Hoàn thiện pháp luật về đầu tư năng lượng xanh, năng lượng sạch, năng lượng tái tạo ở Việt Nam

PGS. TS. DOÃN HỒNG NHUNG (Khoa Luật, Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội) và NGUYỄN THANH HẢI

TÓM TẮT:

Trong lĩnh vực đầu tư năng lượng xanh, năng lượng sạch, năng lượng tái tạo, pháp luật về cơ chế khuyến khích hiện nay bao gồm chính sách giá ưu đãi mua điện Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), cơ chế ưu tiên mua điện từ các nguồn này, cùng với các ưu đãi khác về thuế, đầu tư, sử dụng đất. Pháp luật và cơ chế, chính sách hiện hành đã thu hút nhiều thành phần kinh tế tư nhân tham gia đầu tư vào lĩnh vực này và đạt được những thành tựu nhất định. Song trong giai đoạn mới tới đây, hệ thống pháp luật còn có thể tiếp tục hoàn thiện hơn nữa để đảm bảo tính đồng bộ, hiệu lực, hiệu quả trong việc áp dụng và thực thi pháp luật, góp phần đạt được các mục tiêu phát triển kinh tế – xã hội – môi trường của nước ta. Bài viết đánh giá và đưa ra giải pháp hoàn thiện pháp luật về khuyến khích đầu tư năng lượng xanh, năng lượng sạch, năng lượng tái tạo ở Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “Hoàn thiện pháp luật về đầu tư năng lượng xanh, năng lượng sạch, năng lượng tái tạo ở Việt Nam”