Asian rivals China and Japan on Monday (Apr 16) pledged a "new starting point" for bilateral ties, vowing to co-operate closely amid a flurry of diplomacy on the North Korean missile threat. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono at a high-level Japan-China dialogue in Tokyo on Apr 16, 2018. (Photo: AFP) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart at a meeting in Tokyo: "With both of us standing on a new starting point, I hope we will promote the further development of both nations by opening a new future of bilateral cooperation." Relations between the pair are entering an "important phase of improvement and growth," Wang added, on a rare visit by a top Chinese official to Japan. Tokyo is battling to stay relevant amid a string of summits on North Korea's nuclear programme in which Beijing is likely to be a major player. With this in mind, Japan is pushing to host a trilateral meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese … [Read more...] about China, Japan vow ‘new starting point’ in ties
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NDO – Nhan Dan Newspaper correspondent Ha Thanh Giang reported from Lisbon capital city of Portugal on Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the high-level Vietnamese delegation’s activities during an official visit to the European country. The official visit to the Republic of Portugal by PM Nguyen Tan Dung, his wife and the high-level Vietnamese delegation holds particularly high expectations as it is the first time a senior Vietnamese leader has visited the country, taking place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (July 1) and in 2016 celebrating 500 years since the first arrival in Vietnam by Portuguese navigators. PM Nguyen Tan Dung received a sincere and esteemed welcome from the hosts. Located in southwestern Liberian Peninsula and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal attaches great importance to developing marine economy. From ancient times, Portugal has been known for world renowned … [Read more...] about A new start for new collaboration
Another month, a new start for market (02-08-2007) HA NOI — The stock market turned a new leaf to begin the new month, helping console investors who were starting to become desperate about the future of the market. The VN- Index rose 15.19 points yesterday to 923.14, while volume was up to 6.7 million shares. Total value of trading reached VND672.3 billion (US$42 million). Quang Tung, a client of Vietcombank's securities firm, said, "900 points is a psychological threshold for investors. Yesterday, the Index reached that threshold and investors starting selling shares." Applying a Chance the Gardener-type metaphor, Tung said the market could be like the weather, sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny. Such changes, he said, should not affect long-term investors but speculators only. And, sure enough, as some investors began to cut their losses this week and unload shares, others stood at the ready to snap up bargains and give the market a little kick in the pants. Clients of the ABS, … [Read more...] about Another month, a new start for market
Hanoi Times - Nguyen Thi Minh, 45, did not know her son Dat, 15, was addicted to online games until he was expelled from school for truancy. "He was an excellent student from grade one to grade eight," says the resident of Vinh's Himg Loc Ward in central Nghe An Province. "It was only when his teacher asked me to come and discuss his study that I learned that he had been dropping classes to spend most of his time playing online games," she says. The youngster had started to ask for more money - ostensibly for extra classes - when an Internet shop opened near their residence, three years ago. His mother never suspected his wayward activity because the boy always left for school on time and arrive home punctually. "I didn't know that he often missed classes to play online games at the Internet shop," she says. But after expulsion, Dat became even worse. He sold his bicycle, watch and every other thing of value to spend all his time with friends at the games … [Read more...] about Online gaming: a new family threat?
In their meetings and talks in Hanoi on Thursday, top leaders of Vietnam and Laos expressed their pleasure at the good relationship between the two countries and agreed to place it on a new plane in the time to come. At the invitations of the Communist Party of Vietnam's (CPV) General Secretary Nong Đuc Manh and State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Mr. Choummaly Sayason,General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), State President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LRDR) started his official visit to Vietnam. On his first day in Hanoi, he held talks with CPV chief Nong Đuc Manh and had a meeting with PM Nguyen Tan Dzung. The host Party and Government leaders stressed the significance of the guest's visit, believing that it will make the Vietnam-Laos relationship further develop in line with the two peoples' desire. They also confirmed the strategic role of the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in guaranteeing independence, political … [Read more...] about Leaders agree to bring Vietnam – Laos special friendship to a new height