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Call to make haste on TPP agreement

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets with Senator John McCain. — Photo vov

WASHINGTON (VNS) — National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan called for a prompt signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, describing it as a crucial step toward an elevated Asian- Pacific nexus. Continue reading Call to make haste on TPP agreement

Job training helps thousands

Since 2010, the capital city has provided training courses for more than 100,000 workers by implementing a Government project on rural training. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS) — Vocational training for rural workers in greater Ha Noi has not only helped economic restructuring, but created jobs for thousands of people in rural areas.

Since 2010, the capital city has provided training courses for more than 100,000 workers by implementing a Government project on rural training. Continue reading Job training helps thousands

400 patients receive stem cell transplant: Report

A patient received stem cell transplantation at the Ha Noi-based Stem Cell Centre. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc

LAM DONG (VNS) — About 400 patients have been treated through stem cell transplant therapy across Viet Nam since the first case was recorded in HCM City two decades ago, a report revealed.

The report was shared at a conference focusing on the application of the medical technology, which was held in Da Lat, Lam Dong Province. Continue reading 400 patients receive stem cell transplant: Report

Flimsy Island Claims Pose Risk to Asia Geopolitics

WsjIn wrangle to plant a flag on specks in South China Sea, protagonists include a fishing magnate looking for guano

A handout picture made available by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs Office shows Chinese construction on a reef  in the disputed Spratly Islands in February.
A handout picture made available by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs Office shows Chinese construction on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in February. PHOTO: ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Except for the fact that the South China Sea is now on the front lines of U.S.-China strategic rivalry, the exploits of “Admiral” Tomas A. Cloma Sr., a Philippine fishing magnate, might be no more than a whimsical footnote to history. Continue reading Flimsy Island Claims Pose Risk to Asia Geopolitics

Kidneys, newborns, wives for sale: Human trafficking on the rise in Vietnam

By Minh Hung, TN News

HO CHI MINH CITY – Tuesday, April 21, 2015 16:31

Officials from the Ministry of Public Security and six southern provinces discuss a program to tackle human trafficking at a confence in Ho Chi Minh City on April 21, 2015. Photo: Minh Hung
Officials from the Ministry of Public Security and six southern provinces discuss a program to tackle human trafficking at a confence in Ho Chi Minh City on April 21, 2015. Photo: Minh Hung

Human trafficking is on the rise in Vietnam, with 3,862 victims having been trafficked for forced labor, prostitution and organ trade since 2011, officials told a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. Continue reading Kidneys, newborns, wives for sale: Human trafficking on the rise in Vietnam

Illegal tour operators take over Nha Trang with dodgy services

By Hien Luong – N.Tran Tam, TN News

KHANH HOA – Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:05

A tour operator's booth in Nha Trang. Photo: Hien Luong
A tour operator’s booth in Nha Trang. Photo: Hien Luong

The more isn’t the merrier when it comes to travel services in Nha Trang.

One of Vietnam’s most popular destinations, the coastal resort town in Khanh Hoa Province is now having its tourism industry crippled by unauthorized tour operators and guides, forcing several local travel companies to halt some of their operations. Continue reading Illegal tour operators take over Nha Trang with dodgy services

A bunch of daisies to make my day

That was my usual day after school. I attended the weekly physical training session for table tennis. I was actually quite lazy to almost quit that session since I did not feel really well. After debating with myself for a while, I decided to go for the sport hall in order to refresh myself after recent headache days at work.

Finishing the session, I was quite exhausted since I did not attend any training last week. Plus, I lost most of the games today.

Walking back home, I realized I already had enough food for thought for today  but I still needed more food for the stomach. I needed to drop by a grocery store to get food for dinner. Continue reading A bunch of daisies to make my day

Business as usual: Bribery remains a way of life in Vietnam

By An Dien, Thanh Nien News

Thursday, April 16, 2015 23:41

A laborer of a state-owned bridge building company works at a construction site of a bridge in Hanoi April 1, 2015. In 2014, 66 percent of 9,859 Vietnamese firms surveyed said they usually pay extra informal charges to facilitate business activities while during the previous year, 41 percent of the respondents said they did so, according to the Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2014. Photo: Reuters

Several days ahead of Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year holiday, the owner of two Hanoi hotels received a not-so-nice surprise from a state agency.

That organization had sent her a list of 35 public servants she was to hand “lucky money” — a symbolic gesture purported to bring the recipients good fortune in the new year. In the past, she’d received requests from other government agencies for money to cover their employees’ vacations. Continue reading Business as usual: Bribery remains a way of life in Vietnam

Argentina: The country that Monsanto poisoned? Photo essay *Update*

Syddue – December 29, 2014

Argentina Agrochemicals
In this March 31, 2013, photo, Camila Veron, 2, born with multiple organ problems and severely disabled, stands outside her home in Avia Terai, in Chaco province, Argentina. Doctors told Camila’s mother, Silvia Achaval that agrochemicals may be to blame. It’s nearly impossible to prove that exposure to a specific chemical caused an individual’s cancer or birth defect, but doctors say these cases merit a rigorous government investigation. “They told me that the water made this happen, because they spray a lot of poison here,” said Achaval. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

OGTS – American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn fields. They routinely contaminate homes and classrooms and drinking water. A growing chorus of doctors and scientists is warning that their uncontrolled use could be responsible for the increasing number of health problems turning up in hospitals across the South American nation. Continue reading Argentina: The country that Monsanto poisoned? Photo essay *Update*

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds.

The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down the road this fall, will likely make its way into tortilla shells, corn chips and other consumable products made by companies taking advantage of growing consumer demand for food without biotech ingredients. Continue reading Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income