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Missing Mekong waters rouse suspicions of China

JULY 25, 2019 / 6:17 AM / REUTERS

Panu Wongcha-um

BAN NONG CHAN, Thailand (Reuters) – By this time of year, the Mekong River should have been rising steadily with the monsoon rains, bringing fishermen a bounty of fat fish.

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Instead, the river water in Thailand has fallen further than anyone can remember and the only fish are tiny.

Scientists and people living along the river fear the impact of the worst drought in years has been exacerbated by upstream dams raising the prospect of irreversible change on the river that supports one of Southeast Asia’s most important rice-growing regions.

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Prayer 667

The prayer series


The first time I draw my eyebrows like that.

You make my face look strange.
These eyebrows make my eyes become bigger.

My friend said my eyes like Indian eyes.
She advised me to make up like Indian women.
If I make up like Indian women,
you’ll end my myopia?

Phấn nụ Huế matches for Central skin.

We’ll continue play make up next time?

I love you, Jesus.



World Bank: New research on development issues in Vietnam – Volume 11, number 7 (2019 July)

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Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea

AUGUST 6, 2019

Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea
A Vietnamese soldier stands watch overlooking the South China Sea. Photo: Facebook

After buckling in previous confrontations, Vietnam is finally facing down Chinese expansionism in its oil and gas-rich waters

Normally, Vietnam would have backed down. In July 2017 and March 2018, when China reportedly threatened military action if Vietnam did not stop oil exploration in contested areas of the South China Sea, Vietnam blinked and withdrew its vessels.

Last year, Vietnam scrapped a US$200 million oil and gas development project with Spanish energy giant Repsol situated within its own exclusive economic zone (EEZ) due to Chinese pressure. However, when a Chinese survey ship and coastguard vessels sailed last month to the contested oil-rich Vanguard Bank, which also lies well within Vietnam’s southeastern EEZ, Hanoi stood its ground.

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Is China starting a currency war?



A screen showing stock prices at a securities company in Beijing on August 5.
A screen showing stock prices at a securities company in Beijing on August 5. GREG BAKER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Welcome to the first edition of Foreign Policy’s China Brief, where every week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the most populous country in the world: the one with the angriest crowds, the hottest tech, and the smelliest dofu. I’m James Palmer, a senior editor at FP previously based in Beijing for 15 years. Every week, I’ll break down the news and explain it here.

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EU, Vietnam to become brothers in arms

AUGUST 1, 2019

Two sides will sign a new defense agreement on August 5, opening the way for stronger strategic cooperation including in the South China Sea

EU, Vietnam to become brothers in arms
A military officer holds a European Union flag in a file photo. Photo: Facebook


On August 5, the European Union’s (EU) chief diplomat Federica Mogherini will sign a new defense agreement with Vietnam, the first such security deal Brussels will have with a Southeast Asian nation.

It is the latest indication that the EU is trying to forge a closer defense relationship with the region and Vietnam in particular, which is at the heart of disputes with China in the South China Sea.

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Pure love

Dear brothers and sisters,

I love the film Pure Love (Korean: 순정; RR: Sunjeong), a 2016 South Korean romance drama film. The film talks about a pure love. I love pure love, so I love the film.

In 1991, on an island, five friends spend the summer together. Two girls and three boys. All they are 17 years old. A girl can’t walk as a normal person, so her friends often piggyback her. A boy falls in love with the girl. He piggyback her more times than other friends. Đọc tiếp Pure love

The challenges of campaigning against wildlife trafficking in Vietnam

Mongabay – by  on 1 August 2019

Part of anti-trafficking campaign in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo by Michael Tatarski for Mongabay.
  • “Be Their Bodhisattva,” a striking anti-wildlife trafficking campaign, was organized in Vietnam from Jan. 25 to March 25 this year.
  • The campaign caught the attention of both the public and prominent national media outlets.
  • However, record-breaking seizures of wildlife parts destined for Vietnam in the months since demonstrate the breadth and depth of the problem.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — In late January, WildAid and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) launched a graphic anti-wildlife trafficking campaign focused on three animals: pangolins, elephants and rhinos.

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Why Is “Bisexual” Such A Charged Word In 2019?

TĐH: Gender is becoming increasingly confusing, unnatural, standardless and meaningless. In New Jersey (USA) parents now can mark in the newborn baby paperwork for birth certificate one of three choices for gender: (1) male, (2) female, and (3) undetermined. “Undetermined” because the parents “don’t know the baby’s gender until the baby is grown up and determines his/her/its gender for him/her/itself.”

by Rory Gory

Bisexual people make up 52 percent of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community, but in recent years, the words to describe the identity of someone who is attracted to more than one gender have become increasingly complex.

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End beauty pageants

Dear brothers and sisters,

A beauty pageant is only to focus on judging and ranking body traits of the players. So these pageants disturb societies, especially our Eastern society.

These pageants make our society focusing only on judging and ranking body traits of our women and girls.

These pageants treat women as objects. Women’s only purpose is to look sexually attractive. So these pageants keep us in the medieval era. Đọc tiếp End beauty pageants

Japan, Vietnam teaming up to resist China expansion

By Ralph Jennings – May 9, 2019 11:22 PM

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya answers a reporter's question during a meeting with Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at the Pentagon, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Washington.
Japan’s Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya answers a reporter’s question during a meeting with Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at the Pentagon, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Washington.

voanews – TAIPEI – Japan is helping Vietnam build a defense against the larger, more militarily powerful China as Vietnam says Beijing’s forces are occupying more than their legal share of the South China Sea.

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and his Vietnamese counterpart, Ngo Xuan Lich, met May 3 to “advance cooperation” on maritime security, Tokyo-based NHK television online said.

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Villages get rich but suffer environmental consequences

Coal and waste discharged without treatment in Mẫn Xá Village, Văn Môn Commune in Bắc Ninh Province. — Photo tienphong.vn

VNN July, 19/2019 – 09:00

HÀ NỘI — Villages across the country have benefited from the country’s economic development, however, many do not have measures in place to deal with environmental protection.

The village of Trát Cầu in Hà Nội, which produces blankets, bed sheets and pillows, is a typical example.

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