Danh mục lưu trữ: Trang tiếng Anh

The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

The jihadists’ rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women’s issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won’t anyone in Washington talk about it?

Of the many terrifying stories emerging from Islamic State-occupied Iraq and Syria, the violence directed toward women is perhaps the most difficult to contemplate.

The U.S.-Vietnam 123 Agreement Could Help Vietnam’s Electricity Needs

by  • September 4, 2014

By Duong Tran

A National Nuclear Security Administration employee checks a Vietnamese highly enriched uranium removal shipment in Dalat Vietnam.  Nuclear power represents a critical option for the future of Vietnam's energy mix. Source: NNSANews' flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.
A U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration employee checks a Vietnamese highly enriched uranium removal shipment in Dalat, Vietnam. Nuclear power represents a critical option for the future of Vietnam’s energy mix. Source: NNSANews’ flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

Vietnam has an urgent need to boost its capacity of electricity generation if it wants to sustain current-level growth rates. The Vietnamese government has laid out an ambitious plan to meet future electricity demands, but making use of multiple energy sources remains a challenge. In this context, the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear cooperation agreement could play a critical role in shaping the country’s electricity production over the next decades. Đọc tiếp

India and Vietnam Seek Stronger Ties

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India considers a Vietnamese offer to explore offshore drilling options despite Chinese protests.

August 27, 2014

thediplomat - India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday for a two day visit to the Southeast Asian country. The visit came at the invitation of her Vietnamese counterpart Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. In addition to meeting Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Swaraj also met Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, both on Monday. Đọc tiếp

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia’s South China Sea frontline

BY ANDREW R.C. MARSHALL
RANAI Indonesia Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:05pm EDT

A fishing boat sits on a beach during a rain storm on the east coast of Natuna Besar July 7, 2014.   REUTERS-Tim Wimborne
1 OF 7. A fishing boat sits on a beach during a rain storm on the east coast of Natuna Besar July 7, 2014. REUTERS-Tim Wimborne

(Reuters) – The word “sleepy” could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia’s remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.

It has few cars and only two sets of traffic lights. The cloud-wreathed mountain looming over it resembles a slumbering volcano. Nearby beaches lie pristine and empty, waiting for tourists. Đọc tiếp

Chinese Oil Rig and Vietnamese Politics: Business as Usual?

August 25, 2014
By Nguyen Manh Hung

Vietnamese flag in Hoi An, Vietnam. Source: Jaako's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.
Vietnamese flag in Hoi An, Vietnam. Source: Jaako’s flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

CogitASIA China’s placement of an oil rig inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone in May 2014 was a wake up call for the Vietnamese leadership. It took place at a time when Hanoi was filled with speculation about an intense struggle for power and secret dealings in preparation for the 2016 Communist Party Congress. Đọc tiếp

Engaging Laos on Hydropower: Urgent Tasks, High Returns

by  • August 18, 2014

By Duong Tran & Ngoc Phan

Cogitasia – In the most recent meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Laos agreed to consult with its neighbors on the controversial Don Sahong hydropower project, allowing it to undergo a six-month review process. While the decision could be seen as a result of strong pressure from other MRC members, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, recent efforts led by the United States to engage Laos under the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) could have helped to influence Vientiane’s calculations. Đọc tiếp

New Map Shows China’s True Expanse, General Says

AUGUST 21, 2014 3:24 AMAugust 21, 2014 3:51 pm

Crew members lined up as the Chinese Navy training vessel Zheng He arrived in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 23. A Chinese general said the military should be actively preparing to defend Chinese interests in case of war.Credit Lynn Bo Bo/European Pressphoto Agency

NewYorkTime – Two new maps being issued in China this summer are stirring debate across Asia. The first, an ambitious vertical map issued in June by the Hunan Map Publishing House, uses 10 dashes around the South China Sea to broadly delineate China’s claims to contested waters, shoals, rocks, reefs and islands there. The second is being distributed to units of the People’s Liberation Army. Military officials have said it is the army’s first major revision of a map in 30 years. Đọc tiếp

Fort Hood’s Luong to become first Vietnamese-American general

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 Fort Hood’s Luong to become first Vietnamese-American general photo

Col. Viet Xuan Luong

 
By Philip Jankowski
American-Statesman Staff

On Wednesday, Fort Hood Col. Viet Xuan Luong will become the first Vietnamese American to be made a general in U.S. history in a ceremony that will include the participation of Austin police and members of the local Vietnamese community.

Members of the Police Department’s office of community liaison will accompany more than 100 members of Austin’s Vietnamese-American community to a public ceremony in which Luong will be promoted to brigadier general. Organizations involved are the Vietnamese-American Heritage Foundation, Vietnamese-American Community of Austin and the Vietnamese Senior Citizen’s Association. Đọc tiếp

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China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

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China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

The UN General Assembly’s Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (Oct. 17, 1970) (hereinafter “the Declaration”) provided, inter alia, “The principle that States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations”.

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Bien Dong

Giải mã Công hàm Phạm Văn Đồng

Chào các bạn,

Dưới đây là 2 bản – tiếng Việt và tiếng Anh – của bài phân tích pháp lý về lá thư Thủ tướng VN Phạm Văn Đồng gửi Thủ tướng TQ Chu Ân Lai ngày 14 tháng 9 năm 1958.

Bản tiếng Việt có tên là Phân tích pháp lý lá thư của Thủ tướng Phạm Văn Đồng gửi Thủ tướng Chu Ân Lai ngày 14 tháng 9 năm 1958.

Bản tiếng Anh có tên là Deciphering the letter of PM Phạm Văn Đồng to PM Zhou En Lai on September 14, 1958.

Hai bài này có nguồn nguyên thủy từ các thảo luận trên UNCLOSforum.com .

Mình viết hai bài này là để xóa bỏ mọi tuyên truyền Trung quốc đã có mấy năm nay về lá thư của Thủ tướng Phạm Văn Đồng. Nhờ các bạn chuyển đi rộng rãi đến đồng bào chúng ta.

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