VietNamNet Bridge - After blatantly anchoring the HD-981 oil rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, China will continue to take larger steps, experts have predicted. China's deployment of the rig is a step in the realization of its ambitions to control the East Sea. What will happen after the HD-981 oil rig? Prof. Dr. Tran Nam Tien, deputy director of the East Sea Research Center of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Mr. Le Hong Hiep, PhD research student at the University of New South Wales, Australia, speak with the HCM City Law Newspaper about China's future plans. Q: What shows that the HD-981 oil rig is a carefully arranged step by China? Mr. Le Hong Diep: Firstly, China has implemented administrative measures such as strengthening its marine management agencies, establishing the so-called Sansha City, and issuing a fishing ban on the East Sea. Secondly, China has been building its naval and air forces through … [Read more...] about What are China’s plans after the deployment of its HD-981 oil rig?
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Vietnam vows to ensure safety for foreign businesses, said Dr Vu Tien Loc, President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) at a meeting with foreign companies in Vietnam on May 19, 2014. The meeting was attended by officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. He said some riotous demonstrators in some localities like Ha Tinh, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City were instigated by bad persons to destroy factories and worsen social order and security there. These spontaneous activities undermined the investment environment and stained the image of Vietnam. Immediately after riotous demonstrations occurred, the Government of Vietnam organised hosts of meetings with relevant units and localities to take measures to prevent similar occurrences and discuss solutions to resume normal operations of affected companies. Dr Loc said, as of May 19, riotous … [Read more...] about Vietnam Ensures Safety for Foreign Businesses
More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs The People's Procuracy in Nhon Trach and Trang Bom district and Bien Hoa city, in southern Dong Nai province, approved the decision to prosecute two additional public disorder cases on May 20, with an additional 39 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained. Specifically, Bien Hoa and Trang Bom police prosecuted 36 defendants on public disorder charges, while Nhon Trach police prosecuted two cases with three defendants on charges of property robbery. On the same day, Nhon Trach district police arrested three offenders, namely Nguyen Van Do, Nguyen Thanh Binh and Vo Quoc Thanh, all living in Trang Bom district, on charges of disturbing public order at Trang Bom's Ho Nai industrial zone on May 14. As of May 20, the Dong Nai provincial police had been holding 416 people and prosecuted a total of 18 criminal cases, with 76 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained for a three-month period. Donations pour in for soldiers … [Read more...] about More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs
Numerous activities mark 70th anniversary of first election A wide variety of activities were held in many provinces and cities around the country to mark the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s first General Election Day (January 6). A grand ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 6 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first general election of the Vietnamese National Assembly. A special television programme themed “Representative” was also broadcast live on Vietnam Television on January 4, recalling the nation’s proud history and looking back at the development of the National Assembly over the last seven decades. More than 1,000 documents on the National Assembly’s birth, role, power and general elections as well as Constitutions ratified by the legislature over the past 70 years, are being displayed at an exhibition that opened at the Hanoi National Library. Visitors will have a chance to gain an insight into the legislative body’s contributions … [Read more...] about January 4-10: 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s first General Election Day marked nationwide
The 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, which will take place in Hanoi in late January 2016, is an extremely important event in the social and political life of our country. The mood of the whole society is placed on the Party’s shoulder the historic mission: what will the Party do to take the country out of poverty to move into a new development stage? VietNamNet would like to introduce online talks between our readers with Mr. Vu Mao, former Chair of the National Assembly Committee for External Relations, and Dr. Nguyen Minh Phong, Deputy Director of the Theory and Propaganda Department of the Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper. The draft political report of the Party defines: “Promoting social democratization to improve the people’s right of mastery, the proactive and creative role of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and mass organizations.” What is the key for the effective implementation of this? How should we strengthen surveillance … [Read more...] about VN’s outstanding achievements after 30 years of renovation