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.
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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
"A group of 33 Vietnamese tourists came to stay at Aurora Villar & Resort in Ghenh Rang District on July 7," the report said. "When other people in the group stayed in their room, two women aged 54 and 55 and a 58-year-old man went right to the beach to swim. They were then washed away by strong waves. Their tourist guide tried to save them but when getting them to shore, they had died." … [Read more...] about Three tourists drown in Quy Nhon beach
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The General Department of Customs will focus on cracking down origin frauds and illegal transshipment as violations are becoming more rampant and complex as Vietnam integrates more deeply into the global economy. Nguyen Tien Loc, Director of the General Department of Customs’ Post-Clearance Inspection Department, made the statement at a conference about the fight against origin fraud on July 6 in Hanoi. Loc said origin fraud and illegal transshipment were being committed to avoid the US’s tariffs on Chinese products and enjoy preferential tariffs on products from Vietnam. With the escalating US-China trade war, tariffs on products originating in China and exported to the US rose by about 7.5 percent to 285 percent, a huge difference with tariffs on products originating in Vietnam, Loc said. Loc said the customs watchdog found a number of cases of origin faking and illegal transshipment, adding that origin faking … [Read more...] about Customs watchdog to focus on origin frauds, illegal transshipment
In other major cities in Asia such as Mumbai in India, Taipei in Taiwan, Jakarta in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangkok in Thailand, old train stations are treated as an architectural heritage of historical value that must be preserved. … [Read more...] about 100-year-old Saigon railway building fate up in the air