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East Sea issue in the spotlight 

May 31, 2011
East Sea issue in the spotlight 

This photo shows a part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) District in Truong Sa archipelago. On March 23, 2011, Xinhua, the official news agency of China, published an article titled "The Nanhai sea dispute from the perspective of the international law of the sea" by scholars He Jian and Wang Ao from the Xiang Tan [...]

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Building good fences 

January 15, 2011
Building good fences 

A Vietnamese paratrooper Regiment C16 at a practice session on September 17, 2010. Regional defense experts argue that Vietnam’s recent weapons upgrades do not demonstrate participation in a regional arms race. Last year, Vietnam acquired new frigates, multi-role jet fighters, Kilo-class submarines and anti-shipping missiles. Foreign experts argue that the move is purely defensive. “Vietnam [...]

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Wildcat air traffic strike grounds Spanish flights 

December 4, 2010
Wildcat air traffic strike grounds Spanish flights 

Commuters wait for flights at Madrid’s Bajaras airport. Wildcat air traffic control strikers halted take-offs across Spain on Saturday despite the military taking command of national air space and threats of jail sentences. Wildcat air traffic control strikers halted take-offs across Spain on Saturday despite the military taking command of national air space and threats [...]

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Shoemakers shoot themselves in the foot

December 29, 2009
Shoemakers shoot themselves in the foot

Vietnamese footwear exporters may have harmed themselves by not cooperating with EU inspectors, Alain Cany, chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, tells Thanh Nien Weekly. With a majority of the European Union’s member states approving a proposal by the European Commission to extend antidumping duties on footwear imported from Vietnam and China [...]

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POLITICS IN BRIEF 9/12

December 9, 2009
POLITICS IN BRIEF 9/12

President Triet begins visit to Italy; PM urges increasing high-quality lawyers for integration; Vietnam supports reconstruction process in Cote d’Ivoire; President meets with Amway Corp. chairman President Triet begins visit to ItalyPresident Nguyen Minh Triet left Hanoi on December 9, beginning his four-day official visit to Italy at the invitation of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.During his [...]

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Ferry passengers in danger

November 24, 2009
Ferry passengers in danger

Every day in central and south Viet Nam, the lives of tens of thousands of passengers, many of them schoolchildren, are placed at risk because of a lack of life jackets. Teachers and students of Chieng On Secondary School in Son La Province go to school by boat. Their lives are at risk because of [...]

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Road safety crucial as holidays near

November 23, 2009
Road safety crucial as holidays near

LookAtVietnam – The police and transportation agencies should co-operate to ensure traffic safety and order and reduce accidents. Strict penalties should be meted out for violations of road rules, including speeding, overloading coaches, picking up and dropping off passengers at unregulated spots, not wearing helmets, and drunken driving.Reviewing the transport situation in the first 10 [...]

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Punishment requested for love duet dissenter

November 12, 2009
Punishment requested for love duet dissenter

When an expert from the Vietnam Culture and Art Institute spoke out about how Quan Ho love duets were being performed he ended up being threatened with punishment. Quan ho singers sang by micro and asked for money at the Lim Festival 2009, Bac Ninh province. Quan Ho songs recognised as world intangible heritage Officials of the [...]

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A crazy day for the gold market

November 11, 2009
A crazy day for the gold market

The local gold market experienced a day of ups and downs on November 11 when the gold price hit 29 million dong a tael at 12 o’clock, the highest ever in history. Bao Tin Minh Chau gold store this noon. At 11.57am today, companies listed gold price at up to 29.20 million/tael, at least 200,000 dong [...]

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Vietnam, Denmark ink cultural cooperation deal

November 3, 2009
Vietnam, Denmark ink cultural cooperation deal

Vietnam and Denmark on November 2 signed a memorandum of understanding on cultural cooperation during the 2009-2014 period. Parents spend time playing with children during a Family Day Festival at HCM City. Psychologists have noted that teenagers who feel isolated or depressed can resort to self-harm.Cutting wrists to combat depression has become a growing habit [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...