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After the fall of Saigon


Evacuation from a U.S. embassy building, Saigon, April 29, 1975. Hubert Van Es/Bettman/Corbis

Ngo Vinh Long

April 06, 2015

aucegypt.edu – The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War—known in Vietnam as the American War—was one of the most destructive conflicts in history, and ended with a triumphant victory for Ho Chi Minh’s Communist forces and the most humiliating military defeat the United States has ever experienced. If a single image represents the historical drama, perhaps it is the one of the Huey helicopter evacuating American personnel and Vietnamese associates from a U.S. embassy building rooftop. Đọc tiếp After the fall of Saigon

Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

The quest for Ukraine’s legendary black earth is almost complete. To the dismay of French, Polish, German farmers, the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto, as well as DuPont Pioneer and John Deere, have all lobbied for access to the largest agricultural market in Eastern Europe. This will soon reshape the market for agricultural products in the EU and spell ruin for Europe’s farmers.

In Nov. 2013, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation drafted a legal amendment that will benefitglobal ag producers by allowing the widespread use of genetically modified seeds. Taking a backseat to the dramatic political developments there, this turn of events went almost unnoticed, although Monsanto has been lobbying within Ukraine’s agricultural market for quite a while. Back in 2007 the US embassy in Kiev demanded that the Ukrainian government take action against sellers of “fake” seeds (i.e., producers competing with Trans National Corporations — TNCs). Đọc tiếp Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU

Prof. Kou Yang: The deadly, horrible mess we made still plagues Indochina

BY KOU YANG
04/04/2015 5:01 PM 04/04/2015 10:35 PM

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April 30, 2015, marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. As we reflect on the legacies of the Vietnam War, two of the most deadly weapons of war left behind – Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance, called UXO – continue to haunt Indochina.

April 30, 1975, was the day Saigon was taken over by the Viet Cong, following the departure of the United States. Đọc tiếp Prof. Kou Yang: The deadly, horrible mess we made still plagues Indochina

5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO

HO CHI MINH CITY – Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:02

A sidewalk eatery in downtown Hanoi. The World Health Organization has called for more actions to ensure food safety in Vietnam. Photo: Thu Hang
A sidewalk eatery in downtown Hanoi. The World Health Organization has called for more actions to ensure food safety in Vietnam. Photo: Thu Hang

TNN – Rapid economic development brings challenge to ensuring food safety in Vietnam where more than 5,000 people were affected by food poisoning last year, according to the World Health Organization. Đọc tiếp 5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO

Vietnam faces pension system crisis as it tries to calm strikers Bloomberg

Monday, April 06, 2015 08:00

Workers of Pou Yuen Vietnam gather at their factory on the fifth day of a strike in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City March 31, 2015. Thousands of workers at the major factory in southern Vietnam went on strike last week in protest over social insurance cover, in rare show of labor unrest in a country positioning itself as a future Asian manufacturing powerhouse. Photo: Reuters

TNN – Vietnam may be forced to water down a new law designed to shore up its pension system after tens of thousands of workers protested against the changes in a strike that lasted nearly a week. Đọc tiếp Vietnam faces pension system crisis as it tries to calm strikers Bloomberg

In bid to ‘split ASEAN,’ China pours money, arms into Cambodian military

BY AUBREY BELFORD AND PRAK CHAN THUL

REUTERS I  APR 5, 2015

When Defense Minister Tea Banh addressed graduates last month at Cambodia’s prestigious Army Institute, he directed his thanks to the guests who made it all possible: a group of crisply dressed officers from China’s People’s Liberation Army. Đọc tiếp In bid to ‘split ASEAN,’ China pours money, arms into Cambodian military

Philippines making waves over China’s moves in disputed waters Philippines Disputed Reef

Philippines Disputed Reef
A Chinese vessel works on a building project in the Spratly Islands in 2014. New satellite images show that China has rapidly expanded its artificial islands in the South China Sea. (Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs)

By RALPH JENNINGS Asia World News China United Nations Crime Fishing

latimes.com – China’s moves to explore for oil and undertake land reclamation projects on contested islets in the South China Sea have upset a number of its neighbors, including Vietnam. But none has taken a tougher stance against Beijing’s moves than the Philippines. Đọc tiếp Philippines making waves over China’s moves in disputed waters Philippines Disputed Reef

Consumers switching to safer vegetables

A worker lifts a tray of sprouts at the Fruits and Vegetables Research Institute in Ha Noi. The capital city now has added 500ha for growing safe vegetables, raising the total area to 5,000 hectares. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

HA NOI  (VNS) — Ha Noi market gardeners established another 500 hectares of safe vegetables in the first quarter of this year.

This brings the total area for this type of cultivation in the province to 5,000 hectares, reports the city’s Department for Agriculture and Rural Development. Đọc tiếp Consumers switching to safer vegetables

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

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