Strong commitments to uphold multilateralism and fight climate change are factors to spur the Vietnam-Germany relations in the next decade. Shared interests between Vietnam and Germany in a wide range of issues are set to take the bilateral relations to a new height in the next decade. Overview of the online conference. Photos: Nguyen Tung Experts shared the view at a virtual conference discussing the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership (2011-2021) jointly held today [October 15] by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). “Ten years on since the signing of the Hanoi Joint Declaration on Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership, Vietnam-Germany relations have taken a significant leap forward,” said To Anh Dung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. To date, Germany is Vietnam’s largest economic partner in the EU, and Vietnam holds the same status in ASEAN as Germany, Dung said. During the span of ten … [Read more...] about Aligned interests to take Vietnam-Germany relations to new height
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Businesses in the field of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have been the pioneers in transiting to a circular economy model. Enterprises need to build a roadmap for circular strategy from a senior management perspective, following steps such as improvement in the production process, product and business model, Brendan Edgerton, Director of Circular Economy under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recommended. An overview of the workshop. Photo: VCCI Speaking at the circular economy-related workshop on October 14, Edgerton said about 8.6% of production volume in the world has been made following the circular model. If the enterprise lacks close supervision of this roadmap, the number of resources consumed by 2060 is estimated to double that of 2015. The circular economy is a model of using limited resources of water, energy, raw materials, and food towards efficiency, and higher value than the linear economy. Sharing his views at … [Read more...] about Foreign manufacturers boost circular economy in Vietnam
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
The topic "Strengthening infrastructure development: The government’s role in digital transformation" was discussed by ministers and experts at the ITU Ministerial Roundtable’s discussion. This is one of the activities of ITU Digital World 2021, organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and the ITU. Digital future accelerated by Covid-19 pandemic This session was attended by Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao, and chaired by ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau Director Mario Maniewicz. Hassel Larry Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation of Trinidad and Tobago, said that after 18 months, the world has witnessed a shift which boosts the need for digital transformation. The digital future has been pushed forward much more rapidly than what was envisioned before the pandemic. He said that the success of the digital transformation process and broadband development will … [Read more...] about ITU Digital World: broadband infrastructure helps reduce unemployment
The US Mission to Vietnam is seeking candidates for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic and Professional Fellowships. According to the organiser, Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18 and 35, full-time undergraduate students or those who have graduated from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning, who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university or place of work, an interest in community service and volunteerism, and have a good command of English, are invited to apply for the program. The application deadline for both programs is Monday, November 15, 2021. YSEALI is a public diplomacy program designed to advance regional strategic goals, break down barriers that separate the next generation of leaders in Southeast Asia, and link those emerging leaders to the United States. The YSEALI Academic Fellowship is an intensive short-term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of young … [Read more...] about 2022 YSEALI Academic and Professional Fellowships announced
Vietnam’s electric vehicle index (EVI) has been announced for the first time, aiming to help enterprises in the value chain make decisions on production and business. VinFast, a Vietnamese automotive manufacturer established in 2017, has announced that it will unveil two of its latest EV models at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. (Photo of VinFast) The Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) built and unveiled the index on October 14 after consulting domestic and foreign experts. According to the institute, policies, strategies and technological development are unstable and unpredictable elements that have great impacts on the development of the electric vehicle (EV) market. The VPI has used various signposts to assess the domestic EV market. Vietnam’s EVI in the third quarter of this year reached 1.6 out of 5 points based on the signposts of policies, the network of charging stations, ownership costs, clients’ liking, GDP per capita, technology and the regional EV … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s electric vehicle index announced for first time