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Bear bile farming to be eradicated in Vietnam by 2020

21 September 2015

Animals Asia has called on all stakeholders to make a commitment to ending bear bile farming in Vietnam by 2020.

It follows today’s announcement by Vietnam’s Traditional Medicine Association that says its members must continue to pursue alternatives to bear bile and has promised a complete end to its use by 2020.

Herbal alternatives at Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Association

The announcement came at a press conference in Hanoi this morning – arranged by animal welfare NGO Animals Asia and the Traditional Medicine Association.

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Vietnam, Japan should beef up cooperation for maritime peace: official

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 09/18/2015 16:39 GMT + 7


A Vietnamese fishing boat is seen sailing in the East Vietnam Sea in this file photo.

As maritime nations, Vietnam and Japan need to enhance cooperation to maintain peace and stability at sea, Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima told Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Tokyo on Thursday.

The leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam arrived in Japan on Tuesday for a four-day visit, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Countries involved in disputes should strictly comply with international law and settle their issues through dialogue and peaceful measures, Speaker Oshima said.

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VN grateful for WTO affiliation

HA NOI  (VNS) — The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday reviewed a report made by its supervisory team on economic international integration after Viet Nam joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2007.The committee members agreed that Viet Nam gained more than it lost when it became a WTO member.

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It’s not charity: the rise of social enterprise in Vietnam

More work still needs to be done to dispel confusion surrounding social enterprises in Vietnam and help promote sustainable growth

Traditional Vietnamese paper-making
Social enterprise is keeping traditional paper-making alive. Photograph: Zó project

in Vietnam

theguardian – It’s mid-afternoon in the village of Duong O, Bac Ninh province, but Huong hasn’t got time to break for tea. She’s only halfway through the long, exhausting job of making a traditional paper called Do. It’s winter and her hands are raw from the process of dipping a framed screen into a trough of frigid water, raising the pulpy tree bark fibres from the surface and transferring them onto a board, where they will be pressed and dried to become a single sheet of paper.

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The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

By George Black
The Nation
February 25, 2015

Bombs, Agent Orange and the Lethal Legacy of Bombs in Quang Tri Credits: The Food & Environment Reporting Network and SwitchYard Media

On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove out along a spur of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail to the former Marine base at Khe Sanh, which sits in a bowl of green mountains and coffee plantations in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, hard on the border with Laos. The seventy-seven-day siege of Khe Sanh in early 1968, coinciding with the Tet Offensive, was the longest battle of what Vietnamese call the American War and a pivotal event in the conflict. By the off-kilter logic of Saigon and Washington, unleashing enough technology and firepower to produce a ten-to-one kill ratio was a metric of success, but the televised carnage of 1968, in which 16,592 Americans died, was too much for audiences back home. After Tet and Khe Sanh, the war was no longer America’s to win, only to avoid losing.

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Asia trade deal unites U.S. Gulf and Vietnamese shrimpers in worry

August 28, 2015.

Reuters

Black tiger shrimps are arranged on ice before being frozen at Cafatex shrimp and Pangasius Catfish factory in Vietnam’s southern Mekong delta province of Hau Giang

Savun Sim looked dejected as a large plastic vacuum hose sucked 2,600 pounds of wild Gulf of Mexico shrimp from his trawler’s ice hold.

With dock prices at their lowest since 2009, pressured by a flood of cheap imports from shrimp farms across Asia, Sim said he would barely cover the cost of fuel for his two-day voyage at the far reaches of the Mississippi Delta.

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Sustainable cities: The changing role of businesses

Corporate Citizenship senior researcher Jayesh Shah explores some of the trends in the development of cities, focusing on how this changes the role of businesses.

As we draw closer to September’s summit on the SDGs – the universal set of goals, targets and indicators that will frame the development agenda over the next 15 years – it could be argued that there will not be a sustainable world without sustainable cities.

Trends in urban development

Cities have for some time been recognised as the frontier for global development. This is due first and foremost to over half the global population now living in urban areas, but also to them harbouring most of the world’s economic activity.

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Eat in style – Know the origin: A joint mission to better Vietnam’s environment and consumers’ health

WWF – August 14th – 24th 2015, seafood certified as responsibly farmed in Vietnam will be officially available for the domestic market at many eateries. The certification denotes the seafood has met strict standards that ensure food safety and minimize environmental impact. This is part of Sustainable Seafood Week 2015, organized by WWF-Vietnam, to introduce the world’s newest trend in stylish dining: sustainability.

In support of responsible production and products, which have gained worldwide popularity and become a significant indicator of a modern, healthy and positive lifestyle, the Sustainable Seafood Week with the message “Eat in style – Know the origin”, is urging Vietnamese consumers to join the international call for products from responsible sources.

Participating restaurants in Sustainable Seafood Week 2015, serving responsibly produced seafood (certified by ASC eco-label)

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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility – Đạo đức kinh doanh và Trách nhiệm xã hội

THE FREE MANAGEMENT LIBRARY

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Sections of This Topic Include

About Ethics, Principles and Moral Values
What is Business Ethics?
Managing Ethics in the Workplace
– – – Managing Ethics Programs in the Workplace
– – – Developing Codes of Ethics
– – – Developing Codes of Conduct
– – – Resolving Ethical Dilemmas and Making Ethical Decisions
– – – Ethics Training
Assessing Culture and Cultivating Ethical Culture
Some Contemporary (Arguably) Ethical Issues

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Shocking photos reveal how Saigon traffic has gone from bad to worse

TNN – HO CHI MINH CITY – Tuesday, September 15, 2015 18:42


Vehicles are stuck near a crossroads in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre


Traffic congestion on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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China Building Third Airstrip in South China Sea, US Expert Warns

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still file image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy

China Building Third Airstrip in South China Sea, US Expert Warns

© REUTERS/ U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters
Asia & Pacific

04:00 15.09.2015(updated 11:19 15.09.2015)
China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a US expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week.

The photos – taken for Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – show construction on Mischief Reef, one of the artificial islands China has built in the Spratly archipelago, Reuters reported.

The images show infrastructure matching similar work China has done on two other reefs, said Greg Poling, director of CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI).

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City Century – Why Municipalities Are the Key to Fighting Climate Change

Foreign Affairs
Essay September/October 2015 Issue Climate Change
City Century
Why Municipalities Are the Key to Fighting Climate Change
By Michael Bloomberg

JASON LEE / REUTERS A woman walks through an underground passage on a hazy night in central Beijing, October 2014.

Although history is not usually taught this way, one could argue that cities have played a more important role in shaping the world than empires. From Athens and Rome to Paris and Venice to Baghdad and Beijing, urban ideas and innovators have left indelible marks on human life. By concentrating the brainpower of humanity in relatively small geographic areas, cities have promoted the kinds of interactions that nurture creativity and technological advances. They have been the drivers of progress throughout history, and now—as the knowledge economy takes full flight—they are poised to play a leading role in addressing the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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Vietnam scores low in budget transparency survey

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 09/11/2015 17:01 GMT + 7

The Vietnamese government does not make much information on the national coffers available to the public, while the country’s legislature and auditor have adequate oversight of the budget use, a survey reveals.

The Southeast Asian country scored 18 out of 100 in the Open Budget Index (OBI), much lower than the global average of 45, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) said Wednesday, citing findings from its fifth biannual 2015 Open Budget Survey.

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Supporting Sustainable Forest Plantations in Vietnam

PRESS RELEASE

Supporting Sustainable Forest Plantations in Vietnam

March 27, 2015

More than 43,000 households in Vietnam received access to low-interest loans and technical support to establish 76,500 hectares of forest plantation under the Forest Sector Development Project supported by the World Bank.

A World Bank-supported project has brought strong social, environmental and economic benefits to local communities

HUE, March 27, 2015 – More than 43,000 households in central Vietnam have received access to micro finance and technical support to establish over 76,500 hectares of forest under a World Bank-supported project.

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Vietnam scores low in budget transparency survey

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 09/11/2015 17:01 GMT + 7

The Vietnamese government does not make much information on the national coffers available to the public, while the country’s legislature and auditor have adequate oversight of the budget use, a survey reveals.

The Southeast Asian country scored 18 out of 100 in the Open Budget Index (OBI), much lower than the global average of 45, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) said Wednesday, citing findings from its fifth biannual 2015 Open Budget Survey.

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