Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong working with the Military Region 5 Notably, the units embraced and strictly carried out resolutions and directives from the Party and the State, the Central Military Commission, and the MND on military-defense tasks. They also focused on building firm defensive areas, coordinated with other forces to protect Vietnam's sovereignty over the seas and islands, and prevented crime. The military units maintained a combat readiness posture at all levels, effectively implemented the “Coast guards stand by fishermen" program, helped local people build new-style rural areas, as well as overcame the consequences of natural disasters. … [Read more...] about MND’s leader visits MR 5 and Coast Guard Region 2 Commands
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Hanoi (VNA) – The State-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) plans to divest capital from 13 member companies this year. The corporation will reduce its ownership in six businesses and divest all of its capital from seven others. With this divestment plan, the liquidation of vessels and impact of its shrunken market share in temporary import for re-export services, the firm forecasts its consolidated revenue this year will decrease by 14.5 percent from 2019 to over 10.31 trillion VND (444.26 million USD). Since 2013, when Vinalines began restructuring, the firm has divested capital from many companies, cutting the number of its subsidiaries from 73 to 35. Notably, it has divested all capital invested in enterprises operating in other sectors like banking, securities, insurance and real estate to focus on its main business sectors of seaports, sea transportation and maritime services. Divestments from poorly-performing subsidiaries have helped slash the … [Read more...] about State-owned Vinalines to divest capital from 13 firms in 2020
The three-month-old girl, now free of coronavirus, and her mother leave the Hanoi-based Vietnam National Children’s Hospital. Fifteen out of 16 patients have been confirmed as being free of the virus – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – A three-month-old girl, the youngest case of the novel coronavirus recorded so far in Vietnam, was discharged from hospital this morning, February 20. … [Read more...] about Infant cured of coronavirus released from hospital today
Most of all it gave Hun Sen something he has wanted for a long time; a chance to repair relations with the US. These were badly frayed three years ago when the opposition leader Kem Sokha, who looked on course to beat Hun Sen in the 2018 election, was arrested and accused of plotting, with US backing, to overthrow the government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
The US itself has had a long history of Sinophobia, most notably with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act which banned Chinese labourers following immigration that began with the Gold Rush. The current wave coincides, and is perhaps in part due to, a rise in nativism in the US as well as the rest of the world, says Prof Sautman. … [Read more...] about Sinophobia: How a virus reveals the many ways China is feared