Huy động mọi nguồn lực mua vắc xin

30/05/2021 09:06 GMT+7100Lưu

TTO – Phải vận dụng mọi biện pháp để tiếp cận, huy động nguồn lực hợp pháp mua vắc xin. Người dân, doanh nghiệp, các cơ quan, tổ chức và địa phương có thể đóng góp ý kiến, phương pháp, tiền của và phát huy các mối quan hệ để mua vắc xin.

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Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính yêu cầu các bộ ngành kịp thời tháo gỡ khó khăn cho các địa phương, nhất là các địa phương trọng điểm, với phương châm “ba không” – không nói thiếu tiền, không nói thiếu nguồn nhân lực và không nói thiếu thể chế – Ảnh: VGP

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French Court Throws Out Lawsuit for ‘Agent Orange’ Damage During Vietnam War


By Dominique Vidalon and Yiming Woo | May 11, 2021 insurancejournal.com

PARIS – A French court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by a French-Vietnamese woman against more than a dozen multinationals that produced and sold a toxic herbicide dubbed “Agent Orange,” used by U.S. troops during the war in Vietnam.

Filed in 2014, the case has pitched Tran To Nga, a 79-year-old who claims she was a victim of Agent Orange, against 14 chemical firms, including U.S. companies Dow Chemical and Monsanto, now owned by Germany’s Bayer.

Tran To Nga told Reuters the case had been thrown out but that she would appeal.

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Vietnam to cancel 1,500 unnecessary public projects

By Duc Minh   May 25, 2021 | 03:32 pm GMT+7 VNExpresssVietnam to cancel 1,500 unnecessary public projectsMen work on an expressway project in the southern province of Dong Nai in April 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.

Vietnam will trim the list of public projects to around 5,000 after cutting at least 1,500 deemed unnecessary and ineffective.

This will improve investment efficiency, officials say. So far, around 1,050 projects have been cut from the country’s investment plan for the 2021-2025 period, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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20 years for Vietnam to become rich and strong


24/05/2021    06:00 GMT+7 vietnamnet

If developing countries do not make breakthroughs during the golden population period, they will find it difficult to overcome the middle-income trap to become developed countries.

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According to China’s 2020 census results released on May 11, China’s population is rapidly aging, and the number of people of working age is decreasing. The number of people of working age (15-59 years old) is 894.38 million, accounting for 63.35% of the population, down 6.79% compared to 2010. The number of children aged 14 and under is 253.38 million, equivalent to 17.95% of the population and the number of people aged 65 and over is 190.64 million, accounting for 13.5% of the population.

According to criteria of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a country with a maximum proportion of children under 14 years old accounting for 30% and elderly people (aged 65 and over) less than 15% of the total population is considered to be in the golden population age.

Based on the criteria, China is still in the golden population period. However, as the number of people over 65 years old has increased rapidly, from 7% of the population in 2000 to 13.5% in 2020, China’s population aging trend is unlikely to reverse. Over the past four decades, China’s economy has grown thanks to an abundant workforce, but the country is on the way from labor surplus to labor shortage, at the fastest pace in history.

China has become a society of the elderly in just 20 years, much faster than France (140 years), Sweden (85 years), and the United States (72 years). The problem is that aging population occurs when China’s GDP per capita is only about $10,000/year, compared to over $30,000/year in developed countries. This is negatively affecting economic development and major national goals of China.

Since 2007 Vietnam has entered the golden population period and the current proportion of people of working age account for nearly 70% of the population, of which about half are young people, who are under 34 years old. However, according to the 2019 census, Vietnam’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate. In 2019, the country had 11.4 million people aged 60 and over, accounting for 11.86% of the total population and the aging index increased from 35.9% in 2009 to 48.8% in 2019. It is estimated that the number of people aged 65 and over will reach over 10% by 2026 and exceed 15% by 2039.

This will be the end of the golden population period in Vietnam.

Vietnam is now in the group of low-middle-income economies and has set a goal to become a high-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income developed country by 2045.

Experts said that developing countries, if failing to make breakthrough in the golden population period, will find it difficult to overcome the middle-income trap and will never become developed countries.

The first 10 years of the golden population period have passed. It is forecasted that Vietnam’s population in the period 2030-2040 will likely be aging. Therefore, only the period from 2020-2030 is the optimal time, an extremely important opportunity for economic development.20 năm, gấp rút để trở nên giàu mạnh-2

However, the golden population structure is only a possibility and an opportunity, not a guarantee for economic breakthroughs. It is important that people of working age must be able to work, have jobs and create high productivity.

Labor productivity of Vietnam is low compared to other countries in the region: 26 times lower than Singapore, 7 times lower than Malaysia, 4 times lower than China, 2 times lower than the Philippines, 3 times lower than Thailand. One of the main causes of low labor productivity is the poor qualifications and capacity of workers.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, unskilled labor accounted for 39% of the total workforce in 2009, down to 36% in 2018. In 10 years, it only fell by 3%, so for a long time, the economy retained the structure of using cheap labor. Vietnam is lacking skilled workers, labor groups with technical expertise, managers, and innovators. These are the groups capable of leading the economy.

Compared with some countries in the region, the proportion of trained workers in Vietnam seems to be good, but the quality and qualifications are still a concern. Most of the recruited workers need to be retrained, and many people work in the wrong profession.

For the Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of population quality, published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Vietnam ranked 117th out of 189 countries and territories in 2019. Vietnam has never entered the top 100 most developed countries, has not closed the gap with other countries in the world. In particular, labor productivity is still the weakest factor when it comes to population quality.

According to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), nearly 70% of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam have difficulty in recruiting skilled technicians. With human resources for positions that require strategic and leadership thinking, it is even harder to find. They have to seek personnel from other countries. In addition to the lack of high-quality labor, the discipline of workers is still poor.

The 4.0 industrial revolution is taking place in the world and economic experts say that Vietnam needs to transit to a digital economy. Digital transformation will help increase labor productivity and help Vietnam make a breakthrough.

However, this process is facing many challenges. Most Vietnamese businesses still do not know how to start their digital transformation strategy. Small and medium-sized enterprises do not understand much about the concept of digital transformation. Most of them have not approached digital technologies, are not equipped with a business mindset on a digital platform, and lack a business strategy on a digital platform. The main reason is the lack of human resources in digital services.

Experts said that Japan and Germany were severely damaged in the second world war, but have risen strongly to become developed countries thanks to a skilled, well-trained workforce.

According to demographers, Vietnam’s golden population period will last for about 20 more years and will not return. Therefore, during this period, it is necessary to train a strong young workforce who are capable of changing the country’s economy. We need to make the most of this precious resource. In fact, the golden population opportunity does not automatically bring a positive impact, but it must be “held” to “create” a golden workforce, leading the country to fast and sustainable development.

It is necessary to have a good labor market management policy. There should be specific regulations to link training and vocational institutions with the market. The education system must be able to handle the provision of knowledge and professional skills for workers, so it can become a strong driving force of the economy, bringing Vietnam to a higher position in the global value chain.

Tran Thuy

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Three keys to fight against Covid-19 in Vietnam

21/05/2021    06:00 GMT+7 Vietnamnet

Along with the 5K message, Vietnam is strictly implementing three counterattacks: large-scale testing; implementation of a vaccine strategy; and application of technology for Covid-19 tracing.

On May 5, 2021, the new Government, headed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, had a regular but special meeting after one month of operation.

Cabinet members spent most of the time discussing a huge challenge that Vietnam was facing: the new Covid-19 outbreak. At that time the pandemic was wreaking havoc in the neighboring countries. Thanks to effective solutions that were proven in the previous three waves of Covid, Vietnam was like an ‘oasis’ among surrounding countries that were being fiercely attacked by the epidemic.

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Ý đồ của Trung Quốc khi điều 300 tàu ở Biển Đông

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Giới chuyên gia đánh giá gần 300 tàu Trung Quốc hiện diện ở Biển Đông để sử dụng lợi thế số lượng nhằm gây áp lực cho các nước láng giềng Đông Nam Á.

Lực lượng tuần tra thuộc nhóm chuyên trách Biển Đông của Philippines cho biết tính tới ngày 9/5, 287 tàu “dân quân biển” Trung Quốc phân tán tại các thực thể ở quần đảo Trường Sa thuộc chủ quyền Việt Nam, trong đó các cụm tàu lớn hơn xuất hiện tại các đảo nhân tạo Trung Quốc bồi đắp phi pháp ở khu vực này. Số lượng này đã tăng lên đáng kể so với khoảng 200 tàu cách đây hai tháng.

Ý đồ của gần 300 tàu Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông
Đội tàu cá Trung Quốc neo đậu tại bãi Ba Đầu trong lãnh hải đảo Sinh Tồn Đông thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam hồi tháng 3. Ảnh: AP.
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Báo Trung Quốc đe dọa Australia

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Global Times dẫn lời chuyên gia quân sự Trung Quốc cho rằng Australia “nằm trong tầm bắn tên lửa”, sau khi nước này diễn tập chung với Nhật, Pháp, Mỹ.

Hải quân Australia, Pháp, Mỹ và Nhật tham gia diễn tập chung ngoài khơi biển Hoa Đông từ 11/5 tới 17/5, trong đó thủy thủ tàu HMAS Parramatta của Australia tham gia nội dung đổ bộ lên đảo xa và thực hành chống tàu ngầm.

Đáp lại, Global Times, tờ báo thuộc People’s Daily, cơ quan ngôn luận của đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc, đã chỉ trích cả 4 quốc gia tham gia diễn tập và gọi Australia là “yếu kém”, “tầm thường về mặt quân sự”.

Một lính pháo binh trên tàu hộ vệ tên lửa Triều Châu khai hỏa vào máy bay mục tiêu trong cuộc huấn luyện trên biển ngày 29/4. Ảnh: Quân đội Trung Quốc.
Tàu hộ vệ tên lửa Triều Châu của Trung Quốc khai hỏa vào máy bay mục tiêu trong cuộc huấn luyện trên biển ngày 29/4. Ảnh: Quân đội Trung Quốc.
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Taiwan manufacturers close factories in northern Vietnam due to COVID

Foxconn, Luxshare ordered to shut down production facilities after COVID outbreak

  By Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer2021/05/19 16:43

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Foxconn logo (Reuters photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Luxshare Precision have been forced to temporarily shut down their factories in northern Vietnam due to rising coronavirus cases in the region.

According to Bloomberg, the Vietnamese government has instructed the two Apple suppliers to close down their production facilities in the northern province of Bac Giang due to a local COVID-19 outbreak. Le Anh Duong, chairman of Bac Giang People’s Committee, said Tuesday (May 18) that the measure will be in place for two weeks with the possibility of an extension.

Foxconn confirmed the report on Wednesday and stressed that the safety of employees remains its top priority. It added that enhanced epidemic preventive measures have been implemented at other factories in Vietnam, which will continue normal operations.

As of press time, Luuxshare has yet to respond publicly to the closures.

On Sunday, Bac Giang reported 187 new local COVID-19 infections, the highest single-day number registered since the start of the pandemic. The new cases included two workers at Luxshare’s plant in Van Trung Industrial Park. The total number of local cases in the province as of Tuesday afternoon is 474.

The 1619 Project

In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250v years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully.

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Texas Passes Abortion Ban Protecting ‘Every Unborn Child With a Heartbeat’

Mary Margaret Olohan @MaryMargOlohan / May 19, 2021 dailysignal

Texas has passed legislation that bans abortions after the unborn baby has a heartbeat. Pictured: the Texas Capitol dome. (Photo: Bo Zaunders/Getty Images)

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Texas had passed an abortion ban protecting “every unborn child with a heartbeat.”

“The heartbeat bill is now LAW in the Lone Star State,” Abbott tweeted Wednesday. “This bill ensures the life of every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.”

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Lãnh đạo tỉnh, thành ứng cử đại biểu Quốc hội

Thứ tư, 19/5/2021, 19:09 (GMT+7) VNExpress

39 bí thư tỉnh, thành ủy; 20 phó bí thư; 3 chủ tịch và 5 phó chủ tịch UBND tỉnh ứng cử đại biểu Quốc hội khóa XV.

Trong số 5 thành phố trực thuộc Trung ương, 4 thành phố có Bí thư Thành ủy ứng cử Quốc hội gồm ông Đinh Tiến Dũng (Hà Nội), ông Trần Lưu Quang (Hải Phòng) ông Nguyễn Văn Quảng (Đà Nẵng) và ông Lê Quang Mạnh (Cần Thơ).

Riêng Bí thư Thành ủy TP HCM Nguyễn Văn Nên không ứng cử Quốc hội. Tại TP HCM có 50 ứng cử viên để cử tri bầu ra 30 đại biểu Quốc hội khóa XV, trong số ứng viên có bà Nguyễn Thị Lệ, Phó bí thư, Chủ tịch HĐND TP.

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What Americans Should Know About Interpol Abuse

Ted Bromund @Bromund / May 17, 2021 dailysignal

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., seen here talking with reporters at the Capitol on May 16, 2017, will be the keynote speaker at a webinar, “Ending Interpol Abuse: How the Democratic World Can Fight Transnational Repression,” hosted by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D., is the Margaret Thatcher senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Read his research.

Over the past few years, awareness has spread about the problem of Interpol abuse.

Interpol isn’t an international police agency, even though Hollywood likes to depict it as such. It’s actually more like an electronic bulletin board on which police agencies around the world can post their “wanted” notices.

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Thủ tướng chỉ ra 7 nguyên nhân bùng phát dịch bệnh

Thứ năm, 20/5/2021, 01:00 (GMT+7) vnexpress

Một số địa phương chưa từng xảy ra dịch bệnh nên chưa có kinh nghiệm, còn chậm trễ, lúng túng ứng phó khi dịch bùng phát.

Đây là một trong 7 nguyên nhân làm bùng phát đợt Covid-19 thứ tư tại Việt Nam, theo kết luận của Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính tại cuộc họp Thường trực Chính phủ về phòng chống dịch bệnh, ngày 19/5.

Đợt dịch lần này do nguồn bệnh xâm nhập từ bên ngoài qua đường nhập cảnh. Trong khi đó công tác quản lý nhập cảnh, đấu tranh ngăn chặn nhập cảnh trái phép, kiểm soát và xử lý cư trú trái phép chưa chặt chẽ, còn sơ hở. Việc quản lý cách ly người nhập cảnh, theo dõi y tế sau cách ly thiếu chặt chẽ.

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Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition

17/05/2021    18:16 GMT+7 vietnamnet

The Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape is a place of great historic and religious importance in Vietnam. 

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism together with the National UNESCO Committee has recently prepared a report nominating the inclusion of the Yen Tu Complex in the list of those planned to have world heritage dossiers to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Yen Tu complex seeking UNESCO recognition
Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Monastery, also known as Lan Pagoda, is located on Yen Tu Mountain (Uong Bi City, Quang Ninh). This site was chosen by King Tran Nhan Tong (1258 – 1308) as a place to lead his religious life. (Photo: VNA)
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