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China companies worst in Asia for environmental sustainability, Hong Kong firms fare best—report

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A Chinese junkman searches a garbage dump for useful products at a landfill on the outskirts of Guiyang city, in southwest China’s Guizhou province.  Image: Imaginechina-Editorial, CC BY-SA 2.0

The failure of China’s largest corporations to meet waste management and emissions reductions targets have given them the lowest score in a ranking of how companies report their environmental impact. Singapore companies also fare poorly while Hong Kong firms top the list.

Companies from the world’s second-largest economy rank the lowest among Asia’s most developed economies on how they report their environmental impact, research by a United Kingdom-based financial markets data provider has revealed.

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Buying first home remains a pipe dream for young Vietnamese

vnexpress.net By Dat Nguyen   November 1, 2019 | 11:10 am

Buying first home remains a pipe dream for young Vietnamese
Apartment buildings seen in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Nhat Quang.

Surging prices and a decline in the supply of affordable apartments are making it almost impossible for young Vietnamese to buy their first home.

Pham Hoai Nam used to think that being a grown-up means having a stable job, a good salary, a beautiful girlfriend, and his own house.

Now, at age 28, he is able to check off all of those items except the last one.

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Save the whole world

Dear brothers and sisters,

The world has many bad people, the wicked, the sinners… We live in the world, why do we not die because of the negative energy?

Because the world has saints.

The saints are the persons loving God, loving people.

Although the world has a few saints, we don’t die, we’re alive. Love from a few saints saves the whole world. Đọc tiếp Save the whole world

English proficiency of Vietnamese hits five-year low: EF report

tuoitre – Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 14:05 GMT+7

English proficiency of Vietnamese hits five-year low: EF report
A foreign teacher shows a student a picture during an English lesson at an elementary school in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nhu Hung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese people’s proficiency in using English has fallen for the third year in a row to reach the lowest point since 2015, according to the 2019 English Proficiency Index compiled by the global education firm Education First (EF).

Vietnamese’ English skills improved from “very low” to “low” between 2011 and 2014, before maintaining a “moderate” proficiency level between 2015 and 2018, according to the annual EF report.

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How governments use immigration to boost their economies

Van Linh Nguyen left Vietnam for a construction job in Japan. PHOTOGRAPHER: KEITH BEDFORD

People from abroad bring brains and energy, but there’s always the risk of a backlash.

By  Michelle Jamrisko, Jason Clenfield, Sandrine Rastello, and Matthew Bristow

From New Economy Forum

Governments the world over are grappling with how to make immigration work for their economies without fanning political flames. Nativism helped crystallize support for Brexit in the U.K. and almost cost German Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. President Trump says the U.S. immigration system is “broken”—and while some of his opponents may grudgingly agree with that, there is little common ground on how to repair it.

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Việt Nam, US co-operate in dioxin cleanup at Biên Hòa airbase

VNN – Update: November, 01/2019 – 21:09

Major General Bùi Anh Chung (right), Deputy Commander of the Air Defence-Air Force Command and Bonnie Glick (left), Deputy Administrator of USAID, sign the land handover to initiate dioxin remediation at Biên Hòa airbase. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — An area measuring 37ha at Biên Hòa airbase was handed over to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a dioxin clean-up project at Biên Hòa Airport in Đồng Nai Province, the most contaminated spot in the country.

USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Vice Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, and USAID-Việt Nam Mission Director Michael Greene attended the handover ceremony at the Việt Nam Ministry of National Defence’s headquarters in Hà Nội on Friday morning.

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Hanoi first metro line starts 20-day trial run

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By Doan Loan   October 29, 2019 | 12:25 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s first metro line, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong route, has begun a 20-day commercial operation run for inspection purposes.

The trial will check all aspects or the line’s operations, from functioning stations with staff on duty at operation rooms and ticket booths. Electronic signs and loudspeakers are turned on to instruct metro commuters. Six to nine trains will operate on the route.

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Vietnam – “Rise and Fall” toward a sustainable Mekong Delta

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Vietnam - "Rise and Fall" toward a sustainable Mekong Delta

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Hanoi, 24 October 2019 – The Mekong Delta is one of the most vulnerable deltas to climate change, particularly sea level rise. However, the social and economic developments in the region also have a significant impact on the land. Urbanisation, land-use transformation, intensification of economic activities and human protection against natural disasters has led to the large-scale extraction of fresh groundwater, heavy loading of infrastructure, upstream dykes and dam construction as well as loss of habitat and biodiversity.

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Asia poised to become dominant market for wind energy

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Wind energy could cover more than one third of global power needs in 2050 reducing global carbon emissions by a quarter, new IRENA report finds

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Beijing, China, 21 October 2019 – Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. By that time, the region would become a global leader in wind, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all onshore and over 60 per cent of all offshore wind capacity installed globally.

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Mrs. BOT finds a way as villagers volunteer to pay

VNE – By Hoang Hanh   October 29, 2019 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

A 66-year-old widow collects very moderate toll fees for a one-km path she and her husband built on their own six years ago.

They call her Mrs. BOT, but as an endearment, not a derogatory epithet. The term, build-own-transfer, otherwise carries the connotation of many expensive toll fee stations along Vietnamese roads.

Mrs. BOT of the southernmost province of Ca Mau is a total different story.

Truong Thi Yen, 66, is at her home in Ca Mau Province, where she and her husband built a concrete road for locals for free. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Hanh.

Truong Thi Yen, 66, is at her home in Ca Mau Province, where she and her husband built a concrete road for locals for free. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Hanh.

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