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Airpower in the South China Sea

AMTI – China is not the first, but the fifth claimant to build an airstrip in the Spratly Islands. Are all airstrips created equal? What kinds of operations does each enable? AMTI explores the role of airstrips and airpower in the South China Sea.

AIRPOWER PROJECTION

Much attention has been paid to China’s new airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef. How does this runway compare to Malaysia’s on Swallow Reef, the Philippines’ on Thitu Island, Taiwan’s on Itu Aba, or Vietnam’s on Spratly Island? Below, explore infographics on each claimant’s airstrip size and the aerial operating range each enables. Watch an exclusive interview on China’s Fiery Cross runway with RAND Senior International Defense Analyst Timothy R. Heath. View satellite images of each Spratly airstrip and read more about the types of operations that each may enable.

Ali Demo Airstrip Continue reading Airpower in the South China Sea

Vietnam likely to scrap visas for overseas Vietnamese, their foreign spouses

TTN – UPDATED : 07/30/2015 11:06 GMT + 7

A family of overseas Vietnamese are pictured at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese people who reside overseas, their foreign spouses and children are likely to enjoy a free-visa policy when entering Vietnam, as quick completion has been urged for a draft decree on the visa waiver.

The Ministry of Public Security should speed up the preparation of the draft decree on scrapping visas for Vietnamese people residing overseas, and submit it to the government by August 15, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh requested Wednesday. Continue reading Vietnam likely to scrap visas for overseas Vietnamese, their foreign spouses

Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

A contestant presented her speech at XSpeaker Contest on July 11. Two winners of the contest will become two among many speakers of TEDx events 2015, which will be held next month. — Photo courtesy of TEDx Community of Hanoi.

HA NOI (VNS) — A series of TEDx events will be officially held on August 8 in Ha Noi, offering opportunities for young Vietnamese to share and promote their creative ideas which are expected to leave a positive influence on the society.

With the theme, ‘Stop and Start,’ the event will focus on six fields, namely, education, environment, science, business, arts and life stories. Continue reading Stage for Vietnamese speak up their minds

The inseparable ties of villagers along Vietnam-Cambodia border

TTN – UPDATED : 07/26/2015 16:58 GMT + 7

Som Nuol is married to a Vietnamese man and left her Svay Rieng Province to live in Vietnam for 43 years. Tuoi Tre

Villagers along the border of Vietnam and Cambodia have maintained close relations for generations and, for them, the ‘border line’ is just like a fence between two nearby houses.

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They have shared inseparable roads and paths, and most villagers are bilingual in Vietnamese and Khmer.

They can cross the border line any time for business, or just to visit each other. Continue reading The inseparable ties of villagers along Vietnam-Cambodia border

With China’s oil rig back in the South China Sea, what’s Vietnam’s play?

24 July 2015

Author: Chau Bao Nguyen, University of East Anglia

EF – The redeployment of a Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea (SCS) shows an inconsistency in the rhetoric and practice of China’s policy in the disputed waters. Together with its mass land reclamation activities, these actions are part and parcel of coercive diplomacy. It affirms China’s territorial ambition in the highly strategic sea. But is it likely to escalate into regional conflict?

Chinese Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, 320 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea, 7 May, 2012. On  July 16, 2014, China moved an oil rig that it had deployed in a section of the South China Sea, triggering a dispute with Vietnam. (Photo: AAP) Continue reading With China’s oil rig back in the South China Sea, what’s Vietnam’s play?

Vietnam’s name-and-shame corporate tax list enjoys success

Bloomberg – Friday, July 24, 2015 16:02

TNN – Vietnam has found an effective way to crack down on tax laggards as it struggles to fund infrastructure projects and curb rising debt: make the names of the offending businesses public to shame them into paying up.

Vietnam finds success naming-and-shaming tax laggards

Continue reading Vietnam’s name-and-shame corporate tax list enjoys success

Mekong Delta suffers severe saline intrusion

A farmer takes out rice died by saline intrusion in Hon Dat District, southern Kien Giang Province. Farmers and households have been left without fresh water in many areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year because of severe saline intrusion. — Photo tuoitre.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — Farmers and households have been left without fresh water in many areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year because of severe saline intrusion.

The annual saline intrusion usually occurs from February to May during the dry season. This year, it has extended through July, said Le Phuoc Dai, head of the Hau Giang Province’s Irrigation Sub-department. Continue reading Mekong Delta suffers severe saline intrusion

Solar power harnessed to make clean tea in northern Vietnam

A 10-kWp solar battery panel is installed on the tea-covered Linh Son hill, located in the northern province of Lao Cai.

TTN – UPDATED : 07/21/2015 21:01 GMT + 7

Solar energy has, for the first time, made its way to the remote northwestern region of Vietnam and been effectively harnessed to benefit the local tea making and ‘tea tourism’ sectors.

After Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang, solar power is now available in Lao Cai Province, home to the popular Sa Pa resort town, and considered the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source. Continue reading Solar power harnessed to make clean tea in northern Vietnam

Unemployment increases among degree holders

newly-graduated students are getting consultatation for jobs in an job fair in Ha Noi. — Photokenh14.vn 

HA NOI (VNS) — Nearly 178,000 persons with bachelor’s and masters’ degrees could not find jobs in the first quarter this year, the statistics released recently by the Labour and Social Sciences Institute said.

The number increased by 16,000 persons as compared with the same period last year, the statistics said. Continue reading Unemployment increases among degree holders

Crop restructuring increases productivity,value

The development of high-quality crop seeds and seedlings as part of HCM City’s agricultural restructuring programme has significantly increased productivity and production value in recent years. — Photo Phuong Vy

HCM CITY (VNS)— The development of high-quality crop seeds and seedlings as part of HCM City’s agricultural restructuring programme has significantly increased productivity and production value in recent years, city officials have said. Continue reading Crop restructuring increases productivity,value

Vietnam defence minister dies in France after cancer treatment

Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Phùng Quang Thanh qua đời ngày chúa nhật 19/7/2015, ở Pháp, sau phẩu thuật cắt bứu phổi để chữa trị ung thư phổi.

 

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Vietnam struggles to attract investors to transport infrastructure

By Bao Van, TNN

Friday, July 17, 2015 16:12

Long Thanh - Dau Giay Highway between Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Dong Nai. Photo credit: SGTO
Long Thanh – Dau Giay Highway between Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Dong Nai. Photo credit: SGTO

Vietnam is seeking to attract investment to develop its transport infrastructure, but it is not an easy task since local companies have limited finances while foreign ones are not interested in the business.

The Ministry of Transport said recently it needs around VND288 trillion (US$13.03 billion) over the next five years for transport infrastructure. Continue reading Vietnam struggles to attract investors to transport infrastructure

2015 South China Sea Developments: A Five Minute Guide

• July 15, 2015

By Emily Chen

The CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies has prepared a timeline summarizing security developments in the South China Sea during the first half of 2015. The included chronology and infographic covers events through July 15, 2015 and provides a short assessment of present power projection capabilities among the relevant countries. Continue reading 2015 South China Sea Developments: A Five Minute Guide

Foreign Samaritans teach languages at Vietnam pagoda

By Minh Hung, TNN

HO CHI MINH CITY – Monday, July 13, 2015 14:46

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English teacher Jon Dillingham (R) speaks with a student in a free English class at La Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap District. Photo: Minh Hung 

Le Thanh Tao was too afraid in the past to talk with foreigners though he has been learning English at school for years.

“I could not pronounce correctly,” the student of the Ho Chi Minh City Technology College says.

But a few months after joining the free English classes at the La (Leaf) Pagoda in Go Vap District, Tao is more confident after speaking with foreign teachers. Continue reading Foreign Samaritans teach languages at Vietnam pagoda

To sustain its forests, Asia needs to invest in local people: experts

Reuters – TNN

BANGKOK – Wednesday, July 15, 2015 16:00

The most notable expansions of locally managed land were in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. File photo.
The most notable expansions of locally managed land were in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. File photo.

Asia has a unique opportunity to fight climate change and lift many more people out of poverty if it invests more in the communities living in its forests, experts said.

More than 450 million people in the region rely on forests for income and food, but forest dwellers often struggle to make a living as rural poverty, deforestation and climate change threaten their livelihoods. Continue reading To sustain its forests, Asia needs to invest in local people: experts