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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The country is on track to have 38 million international passengers and 16 million visitors this year, according to data from CAPA Centre for Aviation. That is up from 18 million passengers and 8 million visitors in 2015, according to the data. "Aviation demand in Vietnam is booming... Fuel consumption in Vietnam will reach a record high this year and will keep rising for the years to come," said Tran Hoai Nam, vice president of Vietjet, Vietnam’s biggest private airline. He added Vietnam’s growth in foreign arrivals was the highest in Southeast Asia, rising 8.7 percent annually. The surge in traffic has translated into a rush of jet fuel demand in Vietnam. Through November, the country has imported 1.87 million tonnes of the fuel, according to customs data, equal to 14.8 million barrels, and up 18 percent from the same period last year. "For 2018, jet fuel demand in Vietnam is estimated to be increased by about 20 to 25 percent in comparison with 2017, mostly due to the … [Read more...] about Flood of new passengers to stoke demand for jet fuel in Vietnam
The Boeing-737 MAX 8, which went into service just a few months ago, crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia's northern coast moments after it had asked to return to Jakarta on Monday (Oct 29). (Photo: AFP/Hadi Sutrisno) Retrieving the black box will be key to unlocking why the Boeing 737-MAX, one of the world's newest and most advanced commercial passenger jets, nosedived into the Java sea so soon after leaving Jakarta. Authorities picked up the box's signals some 30-40 meters (100-130 feet) below the surface of the water off Indonesia's north coast, where the plane crashed Monday. "We have not found the black box's location, but it's in the area, within a three-kilometre radius," Soerjanto Tjahjono, head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, told Kompas TV. "Usually the black box location is near the main wreckage." The box contains flight data that shows the speed, altitude and direction of the plane, while the cockpit voice recorder keeps track of … [Read more...] about Indonesia closes in on location of doomed Lion Air jet’s black box
U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles The Saigon Times Daily Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 21, 2017 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. In Beijing, the Chinese government expressed anger and demanded the sanctions be withdrawn. The U.S. State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms … [Read more...] about U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles
WASHINGTON — The United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles. The US State Department said it was placing financial sanctions on the Equipment Development Department (EDD) of the Chinese Ministry of Defence, and its top administrator, for its recent purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles. Officials said it was the first time a third country has been punished under the CAATSA sanctions legislation for dealing with Russia, and signaled the Trump administration’s will to risk relations with other countries in its campaign against Moscow. They also said that the US could consider similar action against other countries taking delivery of Russian fighter jets and missiles. US ally Turkey is currently talking with Moscow about an S400 deal. "The ultimate target of these sanctions is Russia," … [Read more...] about US sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles