Illustrative image (Photo: Internet) Da Nang (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) held a symposium in the central city of Da Nang on November 14 to discuss international integration and human rights guarantee in labour and social field. Present at the two-day event were leaders and officers from departments of labour, invalids and social affairs of cities and provinces in central and southern regions. Participants heard reports on work to ensure human rights amid global integration, discussed external relations experience in democracy and human rights, advantages and disadvantages in global integration regarding labour and social affairs in localities, suggested ways to better ensure human rights in the near future. Head of the MoLISA’s Department of International Cooperation Nguyen Manh Cuong said the event aims to popularise Directive No.44 – CT/TW on the function, task, characteristics and situation of the sector in … [Read more...] about Symposium discusses human rights guarantee amid int’l integration
At the closing ceremony of the symposium (Source: VNA) Havana (VNA) - The fourth theoretical symposium between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) took place in Havana, Cuba, on November 14-15, highlighting experience of the two parties in socio-economic development and ideological and political work. Presentations at the event focused on determinants of socio-economic development, ideological and political work of each Party, and gave in-depth analysis of the situation and solutions of each side, thus further clarifying some urgent theoretical issues of common concern such as the Party’s leadership, inspection and supervision in socio-economic development; and political and ideological education for cadres, party members. Discussion also spotlighted the importance of the Party’s leadership in the struggle against "peaceful evolution" conspiracies and activities as well as subversion schemes of hostile forces; the fight against … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Cuban parties’ theoretical symposium concludes
A Vsmart smartphone of the VinSmart company (Photo: VinSmart) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese mobile phone producers have begun efforts to make inroads into global markets when they have made debut several types of their products in other countries recently. The Bkav Corporation launched Bphone 3 and Bphone 3 Pro in Myanmar on July 4. Director General of Bkav Myanmar Le Quang Hiep said at the launch that they debut Bphone 3 in the country with a view to providing a high-end smartphone series that is comparable to their rivals’ products and sold at affordable prices. Shortly after the debut, the two smartphones have hit the shelves of nearly 100 stores across Myanmar at 499,000 MMK (331 USD) for Bphone 3 and 699,000 MMK for Bphone 3 Pro. Customer service will be provided at the same time with attractive data packages under the cooperation between Bkav and Mytel, a telecom service supplier invested by Vietnam’s Viettel group in Myanmar, Hiep said, voicing his belief that … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s smartphones strive to gain foothold in global markets
First series of cover songs distributed and cover singer auditions heldTOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 14 November 2019 - Sony Music Labels Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Manabu Tsujino) announces the launch of "WACAVA Project", a global animation song covers project lead by in-house music label SACRA MUSIC. This project is a new challenge designed to familiarize Japanese songs to the international music market. ＊"WACAVA" is an acronym for "World Anisong Cover Association by Various Artists". The music market has formally entered the era of streaming where we no longer feel the distance between countries. It's no longer unusual for Japanese songs to be heard among audiences around the world. The WACAVA project aims to further familiarize audiences outside of Japan with Japanese songs through the concept of creating localized cover versions performed in the respective non-Japanese languages. The project will … [Read more...] about SACRA MUSIC Commences Global Animation Song Cover Project “WACAVA Project”!
Editor's note: Branko Milanović is an economist who specializes in development and inequality. He is currently Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). He was formerly the lead economist in the World Bank's research department. His more recent book is Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. As many of the world’s richest and most powerful individuals gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, we again find ourselves talking about economic inequality. New figures from Oxfam show the world’s billionaires increased their fortunes by a handsome $762 billion in just 12 months, enough to end extreme poverty seven times over. Oxfam uses Credit Suisse data to show that 82 percent of new wealth created last year went to the top 1 percent. This is a long-term problem – the World Inequality … [Read more...] about Income inequality rising globally: economist