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Vietnam plans to bring more tourists to Truong Sa Islands

HO CHI MINH CITY – Thursday, April 02, 2015 15:12Email Print

A corner of Truong Sa Lon Island in Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands. Photo: Cong NguyenA corner of Truong Sa Lon Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands. Photo: Cong Nguyen

TNN – Ho Chi Minh City has instructed tourism companies to plan for new tour services to Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, after a Hai Phong company became the first to bring tourists there last December. Đọc tiếp Vietnam plans to bring more tourists to Truong Sa Islands

Vietnamese firms urged to demand TPP transparency, spell out concerns

By Thao Vi, Thanh Nien News

HO CHI MINH CITY – Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:43Email Print


Workers process tra fish for export in southern Vietnam. Photo credit: Tuoi TreWorkers process tra fish for export in southern Vietnam. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese businesses must urge the government to make its negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership transparent and also raise their concerns over the deal, an expert has said. Đọc tiếp Vietnamese firms urged to demand TPP transparency, spell out concerns

Hydropower and the Challenge of Climate Change

FP – Clean hydroelectric plants are meant to help the world fight global warming. But what happens when climate change clouds hydro’s own future?

BY KEITH JOHNSON I MARCH 16, 2015 I KEITH.JOHNSON I @KFJ_FP I google-plusredditemail

Hydropower and the Challenge of Climate Change

The Hoover Dam was and is a marvel of engineering, a 700-foot wall of concrete holding back the Colorado River. Its 17 massive power turbines supply electricity for southern California and a chunk of the U.S. Southwest. But in the space of a year, the Hoover power plant will have essentially shrunk in half, from about 2,100 megawatts of generation capacity in early 2014 to about 1,200 megawatts this spring, all because of the impacts of drought caused by climate change. Đọc tiếp Hydropower and the Challenge of Climate Change

Vietnam supplier doubling production of organic black tigers this year

March 13, 2015, 9:09 am

undercurrentnews – As organic aquaculture remains undefined in the US amidst a ballooning organic food market, Vietnam-based Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import-Export Corporation (Camimex) plans to double its production of organic shrimp this year. Đọc tiếp Vietnam supplier doubling production of organic black tigers this year

Senators seek U.S. strategy to stop China’s South China Sea reclamation

Politics | Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:08am EDT

(Reuters) – Leading U.S. senators expressed alarm on Thursday at the scale and speed of China‘s land reclamation in the South China Sea and said a formal U.S. strategy was needed to slow or stop the work.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Republican Senators John McCain and Bob Corker and Democrats Jack Reed and Bob Menendez said that without a comprehensive strategy “long-standing interests of the United States, as well as our allies and partners, stand at considerable risk.” Đọc tiếp Senators seek U.S. strategy to stop China’s South China Sea reclamation

Global gathering helps to forge parliamentary ties

A performance is held for IPU-132 delegates in the capital. — VNA Photo US House Minority Leader

US House Minority Leader

HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called for the US to continue its support in dealing with the consequences of war, especially Agent Orange victims, bomb and mine clearance, and sharing information on Vietnamese soldiers and officers missing in action. Đọc tiếp Global gathering helps to forge parliamentary ties

No GMOs and no pesticides: Vietnamese farmers use flowers to protect rice

(April 28th 2014) “Say it with flowers” is taking on a new and revolutionary meaning as Vietnamese farmers are reducing their pesticide use by breaking up fields of rice monoculture with strips of colourful, nectar producing flowers

Rice is big business in Vietnam. In 30 years the country has changed from being a net importer to a net exporter and ecological engineering is becoming an important part of that story. Đọc tiếp No GMOs and no pesticides: Vietnamese farmers use flowers to protect rice

Vietnam Ramps up Defense Spending, but its Challenges Remain

by  • March 24, 2015

By Murray Hiebert & Phuong Nguyen

Vietnamese troop smarch on Spratly Island in the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia user Ha Petit, used under a creative commons license.

cogitasia – Vietnam boosted its military spending by 113 percent between 2004 and 2013, the largest increase among Southeast Asian countries. Defense spending has accounted for around 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product since 2004. Total spending was $3.3 billion in 2012 and $3.4 billion in 2013 (the latest year for which figures are available), and according toIHS Jane’s, signed military procurement contracts in 2014 worth $1.4 billion. Đọc tiếp Vietnam Ramps up Defense Spending, but its Challenges Remain

Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew

An airborne Staff Sergeant in the US Army takes a little prisoner into custody which he found during the operation held just after the New Year’s cease-fire, southwest of Da Nang, Vietnam. (Photo: Keystone Pictures/Newscom)

On this day [March 29], in 1973, the last of the U.S. troops withdrew from South Vietnam. The eight-year war was over.

Sort of.

Two months earlier, the United States, North and South Vietnam, and the Vietcong signed a peace agreement in Paris, ending the direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. Among the agreement’s provisions was a cease-fire throughout Vietnam and withdrawal of U.S. forces. But even before March 29, communists violated the cease-fire.

More than 58,000 American lives were lost in Vietnam—a war often referred to as the nation’s least popular war. Today, Americans honor the men and women who served at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where all 58,000 names are listed chronologically. Đọc tiếp Remembering the Vietnam War, 42 Years After U.S. Troops Withdrew

VN tops outsourcing location index

VN tops outsourcing location index in the world. — Photo worldpropertyjournal.com

HCM CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam has become the world’s top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks and operating conditions, according to a study by global real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. Đọc tiếp VN tops outsourcing location index

Don’t Trade Away Our Health

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By JAN. 30, 2015

Representatives from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries convened to decide the future of their trade relations in the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.). Powerful companies appear to have been given influence over the proceedings, even as full access is withheld from many government officials from the partnership countries.

Đọc tiếp Don’t Trade Away Our Health

Hai Duong lychees win US order

Farmers transport lychees from Bac Giang Province to different areas. This year, farmers in Hai Duong Province’s Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to make their first lychee shipment to the US. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung

HAI DUONG (VNS) — Farmers in Hai Duong Province’s Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to export their first lychee crop to the US.

One of the busy lychee farmers, Nguyen Thi Lua, was among 87 households in the commune chosen for a lychee-export programme, under which agricultural officials would give her technical support, guidance and safe pesticides to use. Đọc tiếp Hai Duong lychees win US order

American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”

by Daniel Jennings

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.

Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics. Đọc tiếp American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”

What Should the United States Do about Cam Ranh Bay and Russia’s Place in Vietnam?

by  • March 16, 2015

By Phuong Nguyen

Camh Ranh Bay, 1969. Source: JeriSisco's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

The revelation on March 11 that Washington expressed concern to Hanoi about Russia’s use of Cam Ranh Bay to assist its bomber flights in the Asia Pacific has again prompted a debate on the role of the port in quickly-warming U.S.-Vietnam defense ties. It became clear that Washington feels uncomfortable about the role Russia still occupies in Vietnam, an increasingly important U.S. partner in Southeast Asia, when Commander of the U.S. Army Pacific General Vincent Brooks confirmed that Russian planes circling Guam recently were refueled by tankers at Cam Ranh Bay. Đọc tiếp What Should the United States Do about Cam Ranh Bay and Russia’s Place in Vietnam?

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
is the fifth installment in the US National Intelligence Council’s series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future. As with previous editions, we hope that this report will stimulate strategic thinking by identifying critical trends and potential discontinuities. We distinguish between megatrends, those factors that will likely occur under any scenario, and game-changers, critical variables whose trajectories are far less certain. Finally, as our appreciation of the diversity and complexity of various factors has grown, we have increased our attention to scenarios or alternative worlds we might face. Đọc tiếp Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

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