CSIS: Ernest Bower (@BowerCSIS) and Gregory Poling (@GregPoling)
May 7, 2014
Tensions between China and Vietnam over the disputed South China Sea are at their highest levels in years. On May 2, the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) placed its deep sea drilling rig HD-981 in disputed waters south of the Paracel Islands. Vietnam objected to the placement, declaring that the is located on its continental shelf. China has since sent approximately 80 ships, including seven military vessels, along with aircraft to support the rig. In response, Hanoi dispatched 29 ships to attempt to disrupt the rig’s placement and operations. Đọc tiếp Critical Questions: China-Vietnam Tensions High over Drilling Rig in Disputed
Hi các bạn,
Today I introduce a new author to everyone – Le Thi Thanh Chau.
This is Thanh Chau’s self introduction:
“I am Le Thi Thanh Chau, staff member at Department of Educational Affairs at Hue University – College of Sciences. My interests include Education, Psychology, English, Computer Sciences, and books written on the seed of the soul. I would be very glad to join Dot Chuoi Non family.”
Welcome Thanh Chau to our family! We’re happy to see you here. Your first posting is wonderful. We look forward to more posts from you. 🙂
Thanks Khanh Tam for bringing Thanh Chau to ĐCN! 🙂
Have a great day, everyone! 🙂
Thu Huong, Đọc tiếp The Urtica Leaves
As manager of a homeless center at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania, Stephanie wrote down on my Service Learning report as follows: “Tam was a wonderful help in our toy area and food pantry. She washed and dried the toys so the children that come to REACH with their families could play with them while I helped the parents find the resources they needed. Also, Tam assisted us in the food pantry by organizing the client cards, dusting and stocking shelves. Through all, Tam maintained a smile and a positive attitude.” I feel happy and re-reading the comment; however, inspired by one of Chị Hằng’s recent posts, I think it would be much happier if I share s the experience with our friends in Dot Chuoi Non.
Đọc tiếp Service learning
Chào các bạn,
Dưới đây là bài dịch đầu tiên của Khánh Tâm. Khánh Tâm dịch bài Một người vô gia cư chúc phúc cho mình của Thu Hằng.
Khánh Tâm hiện đang theo đuổi con đường tìm kiếm niềm tin, sức khỏe, đam mê, tha thứ, ngoại ngữ, và niềm vui – KT Hoang is currently in pursuit of 6 F’s: Faith, Fitness, Fondness, Forgiveness, Foreign Languages, and Fun.
Chào mừng Khánh Tâm tới ĐCN nhé. 🙂
Cám ơn Hằng đã mang Khánh Tâm đến với ĐCN. 🙂
Chúc Khánh Tâm, Hằng và các bạn luôn vui nhé. 🙂
Blessed by a homeless person
The international student association recently organized a community service activity. We were to collect the leftovers from restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets, and after that, process, prepare, and package the food for the poor and the homeless in the city.
Đọc tiếp Blessed by a homeless person
The Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, has just issued the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
Both the Summary for Policy Makers and the Full Report can be download here.
Below is a video clip on the introduction of the Report and an article by The Economist blog on the Report.
Đọc tiếp IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Monsanto – nhà sảm xuất chất
độc da cm – trở lại Việt Nam
Children hold signs during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agrochemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. Photo by Reuters
Sunday, March 02, 2014 09:58
TNN –In a side column to the article entitled In Vietnam, genetically modified organisms find fertile ground to grow, Dr. Vandana Shiva, the Indian scientist and renowned activist on food security and food sovereignty, was quoted as follows: “When corporations claim patents [on seeds], they basically ‘pirate’ traits that nature and farmers have evolved. This is not innovation, it is bio-piracy.” Đọc tiếp Bio-piracy, defamation and the irony of history
By Maya Taal
On August 31, 2013, Der Spiegel reported that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked into the private communications of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. The German news magazine, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, reported that the NSA deemed its operation to access the communications of interesting targets specially protected by Al-Jazeera “a notable success.”
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood try to push a journalist, center, away from the police academy where ousted President Mohamed Morsi was on trial on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Perhaps nowhere did press freedom decline more dramatically in 2013 than in polarized Egypt. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Đọc tiếp CPJ Risk List: Where Press Freedom Suffered
Chào các bạn,
Dưới đây là link đến Glocal Trends 2030 (Các khuynh hướng toàn cầu 2030), một tường trình của National Intelligence Council (Hội đồng tình báo quốc gia) của Mỹ vào cuối năm 2012, về các khuynh hướng lớn của thế giới trong thời gian từ đây đến 2030. Đọc để ước tính cái khung lớn cho các hiện tượng có thể của thế giới trong tương lai gần.
Global Trends 2030_NIC
Hôm thứ sáu, mồng một Tết, đài BBC của Anh viết nhầm chữ horse (ngựa) thành whores (gái mãi dâm, gái làng chơi), trên website BBC: “Welcome to the Year of the Whores” (Chào mừng Năm của Gái làng chơi).
‘Welcome to the year of the whores’: Subtitling error on BBC News ushers in unexpected sign for Chinese New Year
- Mistake spotted by many viewers on Friday evening on the hour at 7pm
- It happened during the bulletin being presented by Rajesh Mirchandani
- BBC insists error was acknowledged and quickly corrected – to ‘horse’
By Mark Duell
BBC News has marked Chinese New Year by welcoming viewers into the ‘year of the whores’.
Đọc tiếp BBC: “Chào mừng Năm của Gái làng chơi” – Welcome to the year of the whores
Năm 2013, Diane Dyad, 64 tuổi là người đầu tiên lội từ Havana, Cuba đến Key West, USA, 180 km, không có shark cage (hộp chống cá mập).
updated 5:31 PM EST, Thu December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the prisoner-turned-president who reconciled South Africa after the end of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, according to the country’s president, Jacob Zuma. Mandela was 95.
The evolution of Nelson Mandela
- In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became the moral compass
- With bouts of illness, the anti-apartheid icon faded from the limelight in recent years
- Mandela spent 27 years in prison; 18 of them were on Robben Island
(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
Đọc tiếp Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies