Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.The Saigon Times Daily U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the United Nations following a Security Council meeting about the situation in Venezuela in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 26, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on their soil, saying it would make it more difficult for Washington to "partner alongside them". The United States and its Western allies believe Huawei Technologies' apparatus could be used for espionage, and see its expansion into central Europe as a way to gain a foothold in the EU market. Washington is concerned in particular about the expansion of Huawei, the world's biggest maker of telecoms equipment, in Hungary and Poland. "We want to make sure we identify (to) them the opportunities and … [Read more...] about Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.
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Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrives in Busan on December 4. (Photo: VNA) Busan (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and a high-ranking NA delegation arrived in Busan city on December 4, beginning her four-day official visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the invitation of Speaker of the RoK National Assembly Moon Hee-sang. Chairwoman Ngan and her entourage were welcomed by the RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do-hyon, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu, Busan Vice Mayor Yoo Jae-soo, Honorary Consul General of Vietnam in Busan-Gyeongnam region Park Soo-kwan, and representatives from the Vietnamese community and Korean businesses in Busan city. Vietnam and the RoK established diplomatic ties on December 22, 1992. In August 2001, the two nations issued a joint statement on comprehensive partnership in the 21st century on the occasion of the RoK visit by Vietnamese President Tran Duc … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman begins official visit to RoK
Viet Nam needs an enormous amount of energy to feed its development, but relying on coal and hydropower is not the answer, and with new measures still at an early stage, experts are concerned about the future. Viet Nam’s demand for energy rises by an average 9.5 per cent year-on-year in the last 15 years, reaching 13 per cent increase in 2006-11 and 11 per cent in 2011-16 period. According to Viet Nam Energy Outlook 2017 report released last September, imported energy could account for 37.5 per cent of its total supplies in 2025 and more than half (58.5 per cent) in 2035. Vietnamese economy has transformed itself from an agrarian economy which relied primarily on traditional biomass fuels, to a modern mixed economy, one of the fastest growing ones in the world, resulting in rapid changes in the energy sector. According to the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), oil, coal, natural gas, hydropower and non-commercial biomass … [Read more...] about Challenges facing Viet Nam in ensuring energy security
North Korea shakes up top military brass ahead of Trump summit - U.S. official Directional signs bearing North Korean and U.S. flags are seen near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, April 25, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said, a move analysts said on Monday could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world. Kim Jong Un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. president. The U.S. official, who spoke on Sunday on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced. Kim’s motivation … [Read more...] about North Korea shakes up top military brass ahead of Trump summit
On the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-France diplomatic relations, Deputy-Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh wrote an article on the People’s Army Newspaper reviewing milestones in the Vietnam-France defense relations. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present the article as follows. After 45 years (1973-2018) of establishment, the Vietnam-France diplomatic relations have seen strong development in both depth and width. Among various areas of relations, the Vietnam-France defense cooperation has achieved specific outcomes and served as a pillar in the general bilateral relations. In fact, all these achievements did not come by chance. With the humane tradition and strategic vision, after the resounding victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign, Vietnam treated French prisoners of war in a humanitarian manner, returned them to the French side, and signed the Geneva Accords on restoring peace in Vietnam and sought to … [Read more...] about Milestones in Vietnam-France defense relations