The dismantlement is being done on the recommendation of UNESCO, which said the film set stood in the core area of the limestone complex. It had been agreed that the set will be kept only until for some time after the movie was released in 2017. … [Read more...] about Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site
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Late last month, IFC signed a memorandum of understanding with the People’s Committee of Hanoi to support its efforts to attract new-generation foreign direct investment and diversify its sources of funding, thereby sustaining the city’s rapid economic development, competitiveness and inclusive prosperity. … [Read more...] about IFC offers Phu My Hung US$75 million to help business recover after Covid-19
According to Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, with significant number of unused family-based visas in FY2020, more than 14,200 EB-5 visas will be available for distribution in 2021. The Department of State treats Hong Kong (and Macau and Taiwan) as a separate foreign territory from mainland China for the purposes of immigration visa quotas. Thus, foreign nationals who are born in Hong Kong are not charged under the mainland China visa categories. … [Read more...] about CanAm: More Hong Kong residents favoring EB-5 visa to immigrate to the U.S.
The decision may have disappointed fans of the brilliant bugs, but it provides an unusually serene atmosphere as the insects blink on and off, appearing to dance through the black night air. The natural spectacle lasts just 10 days in early summer, and is the final chapter of a firefly's life. "The glowing is the courtship behaviour of fireflies. They glow to communicate between the male and the female," Katsunori Funaki, from the city's tourism division, told AFP. "During the short, 10-day period, they find a partner and lay eggs for the next year." When conditions are right, with neither rain nor wind, as many as 30,000 fireflies perform their magic during the 10-day period in Tatsuno, a town set on a river in central Nagano prefecture. "Historical records say a massive number of fireflies were seen along the Tenryu river in the late 19th through early 20th century," Mayor Yasuo Takei said. But the creature almost died out in the area as silk production and other industries … [Read more...] about With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone
The ratification of the EVFTA marked a fairly good start but it is more important for Vietnamese companies to explore ways to optimise benefits from the trade deal to boost exports to Germany, according to Anh. The EVFTA supplements the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Anh told the Vietnam News Agency's correspondents, adding that Vietnam and Germany have basically completed required procedures to set up a joint committee for economic cooperation this year. Germany plays a vital part in the EU and it is a major importer of most of Vietnam’s key products shipped to the EU, he said. Germany has become one of Vietnam’s leading trade partner in recent years, with the two-way trade exceeding US$15 billion in 2019, of which exports to Germany hitting nearly US$11 billion. The trade counselor urged domestic producers to enhance productivity and use of advanced technology in production while adding values for their products and meeting Germany’s … [Read more...] about Trade counselor advises firms to optimise EVFTA