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The Too Quiet American in Asia

By Malcolm Cook

Citibank ad in Thailand.

Belying the oft-repeated stereotype of Americans in Southeast Asia as loud and self-promoting, the economic importance of the United States to the region is understated and underappreciated. American government representatives and business associations in the region should be louder and more self-promoting. Đọc tiếp The Too Quiet American in Asia

Cautious Optimism on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

By Nigel Cory

Vietnamese at a Christmas service hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese on December 20, 2014. Source: Bernard Oh's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

Vietnam’s government has often been criticized for its poor record on religious freedom, but recent events give rise to cautious optimism that small improvements are being made. Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ appointment of Vietnamese archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon as a new cardinal in January was a boon to the Catholic community in Vietnam and an encouragement for the government to make further improvements. The appointment marks another step in the gradual rapprochement between Vietnam and the Vatican, as Vietnam hopes to reestablish diplomatic relations with the Holy See in the near future. Much like the United States, the Vatican sees Vietnam as a place that offers opportunities for constructive engagement. Đọc tiếp Cautious Optimism on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

Russian academy honours Vietnamese woman scientist

Russia’s International Academy of System Studies (IASS) presented two awards to academician Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan in Ha Noi on Wednesday. — Photo vietq

HA NOI (VNS) – Russia’s International Academy of System Studies (IASS) presented two awards to academician Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

Nhan is president and chief executive officer of the Ha Noi-based Advanced International Company.

The Vnexpress online newspaper reported that the awards — one for the academician’s outstanding achievements in the 2004-2014 period, and the Vernadski Star – have been given to Nhan in recognition of her efforts, in collaboration with her associates, in applying 32 of the world’s most advanced technologies successfully in Viet Nam. Đọc tiếp Russian academy honours Vietnamese woman scientist

Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

This, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday, is most definitely not your father’s oil market.

In its annual five-year oil market outlook, the IEA, which is the energy agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), said that the rise of the United States as a heavyweight crude producer, OPEC’s abdication of its historical role as the arbiter of world oil supply, and sluggish oil demand growth worldwide will have big implications for oil producing and consuming countries alike.

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Vietnam allows partly paralyzed, jailed blogger to go home

Associated Press

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralyzed and was jailed two months ago for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party said Wednesday he was released from prison on medical parole.

Blogger and writer Nguyen Quang Lap, 58, said he was still being investigated for allegedly spreading propaganda against the Communist government. Lap often reposts other bloggers’ political and social writings critical of the government. Đọc tiếp Vietnam allows partly paralyzed, jailed blogger to go home

Solid waste piling up as Viet Nam industrialises

 

A waste disposal factory in Quang Tan Commune, Thanh Hoa Province that helps to handle the solid waste disposed by five communes across Quang Xuong District and the neighbouring Le Mon Industrial Park. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue.

HA NOI (VNS) — Solid waste continues to increase rapidly throughout the country, and is expected to reach a high rate of 44 million tonnes annually, starting this year, a report from the Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal (CEM) has warned. Đọc tiếp Solid waste piling up as Viet Nam industrialises

New expressway makes for easier travel in southern region

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung cuts the ribbon to open the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City–Long Thanh–Dau Giay expressway opened to traffic yesterday and aims to ease traffic congestion and improve connectivity between HCM City and the southeastern and Central Highlands provinces. Đọc tiếp New expressway makes for easier travel in southern region

Viet Nam, Japan eye further co-operation

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday praised a visit to Ha Noi by the President of Sakai city’s Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Association, Kato Hitoshi.. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday praised a visit to Ha Noi by the President of Sakai city’s Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Association, Kato Hitoshi..

Sang praised Kato’s efforts in helping Viet Nam raise the effectiveness of ocean tuna catching in Binh Dinh province.

Kato said Japan’s International Co-operation Agency was developing a special technical support programme for Vietnamese fishermen and proposed a number of initiatives to boost economic, cultural, and training co-operation between the two countries. — VNS

Viet Nam set to grow GM crops

The application of GM maize aims to help Viet Nam reduce its dependence on animal feed imports. The MARD has set a goal of producing 8.5 million tonnes of maize a year, including traditional maize, to use as animal feed. — Photo vietnamnet

HA NOI (VNS) — Genetically modified crops will be commercially produced in Viet Nam this year, Institute of Agriculture Genetics director Le Huy Ham told a workshop on Tuesday in Ha Noi. Đọc tiếp Viet Nam set to grow GM crops

New waste incinerator model poised to take off in Ha Tinh

HA NOI  (VNS) — Residents of Thanh My Village in Loc Ha District, Ha Tinh Province welcomed new waste burners placed at the gates of their homes.

They were portable and saved people time travelling to landfills to dump waste, said Phan Tien Dung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Phu Luu Commune, where the burner was invented. Đọc tiếp New waste incinerator model poised to take off in Ha Tinh

Hotline launched for VN citizens, entities abroad

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh (M) yesterday inaugurated a hotline to protect Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in foreign countries.

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and officials from Viettel Corporation yesterday inaugurated a hotline to protect Vietnamese citizens and legal entities in foreign countries. The number is 84-4-62844844. Đọc tiếp Hotline launched for VN citizens, entities abroad

Year’s first tuna catch off to Japan

Fishermen in central coastal province of Binh Dinh catch tuna which meets standards for export. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Truong

BINH DINH (VNS) — Seven tunas weighing 320 kilograms were selected in the central province of Binh Dinh on Saturday to be exported to Japan.

One hundred tunas, which were caught using Japanese technology, were brought to the provincial Quy Nhon seaport. Đọc tiếp Year’s first tuna catch off to Japan

Ancient Maps spark debate between China and Philippines over South China Sea islands

Ancient Maps spark debate between China and Philippines over South China Sea islands

The Chinese government claims ninety percent of the South China Sea, including the Spratly Islands, an archipelago of 750 islands and reefs nearer the Philippines. However, a series of ancient maps have drawn this claim into question. The government of the Philippines says Beijing is overreaching in claiming territory so far south of the island of Hainan, which historical maps show to be southernmost China, far north of the Spratly archipelago. Đọc tiếp Ancient Maps spark debate between China and Philippines over South China Sea islands

Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop

A farmer waters his vegetable garden in Vinh Long Province’s Long Ho District. The province is among the main vegetable growing areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Thi Binh

HCM CITY (VNS) — Farmers in Vinh Long, one of the main vegetable growing provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are busy planting crops ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) next month and expecting a good harvest. Đọc tiếp Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop