Billionaire Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January last year, will be "reinstated" to give him a chance to "contribute to overcoming the economic crisis" of the country, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said. Lee -- the 278th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $7.9 billion -- was released on parole in August 2021, after serving 18 months in jail, just over half of his original sentence. In this file photo taken on May 10, 2022 Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Group, attends an inaugural dinner of South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul. The heir and de facto leader of Samsung group received a presidential pardon on August 12, 2022, the latest example of South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders convicted of corruption on economic grounds. (JEON HEON-KYUN / POOL / AFP) Friday's pardon will allow him to fully return to work by lifting a … [Read more...] about Samsung boss gets presidential pardon: S Korea justice minister
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E-commerce is increasingly attracting consumer participation. — Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn Foreign-invested e-commerce floors doing business in Viet Nam must supplement their business licenses before January 1 next year if they have not provided enough according to regulations. The update is done online through portal online.gov.vn. The Viet Nam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency has just announced the addition of business licenses for foreign-invested economic organisations operating in the field of e-commerce. Decree 85 issued last year, which amends and supplements a number of articles of the Government's Decree 52 (2013) on e-commerce, has specific provisions on supplementing business licenses for foreign investors, and economic organisations with foreign investment capital. Decree 85 adds many new regulations in the field of e-commerce. Specifically, foreign traders and organisations that have websites providing e-commerce services in Viet Nam must register … [Read more...] about Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1
Hanoi would continue to foster cooperation with Palestine, especially in economic, cultural, education and tourism activities. Palestine highly regards solidarity and friendship with Vietnam and sees it as a motivation to move forward. Delegates at the Congress. Photo: The Hanoi Times Palestine’s Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama gave the remarks at the 3 rd Congress of the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for tenure 2022-2027. On this occasion, Salama expressed his appreciation to the Hanoi Association of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) and the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for their efforts in bolstering the affection and understanding between the two peoples. A report from the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association for the 2017-2022 tenure noted despite the severe Covid-19 impacts over the past two years, the association has been working closely with the HAUFO, the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity … [Read more...] about Solidarity with Vietnamese people motivates Palestine moving forward: Amb.
Cooperation between Hanoi and Vientiane remains an example of the long-standing and special relations Vietnam-Laos. Hanoi and Vientiane have been taking steps to bolster economic ties during the Vietnam-Laos 2022 Solidarity and Friendship Year. Overview of the “Hanoi-Vientiane Cooperation for Development” investment, trade, and tourism conference. Photo: The Hanoi Times At the investment, trade, and tourism conference titled “Hanoi-Vientiane Cooperation for Development” on August 10, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen noted the cooperation between Hanoi and Laos’ provinces in general, and with Vientiane in particular, have been progressing in all spheres, including priority fields of economy, healthcare, education, agriculture, military, and people-to-people exchange. Echoing Quyen’s view, Vice Director of the Hanoi’s Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Ngoc Tu added since 2004, Hanoi has been funding several projects to … [Read more...] about Hanoi – Vientiane bolster economic ties
The draft laws include the Law on Petroleum (amended), the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control (revised), the Law on Inspection (amended), the Law on Implementation of Democracy at Grassroots Level, and the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Radio Frequencies. They were scrutinized at the third sitting of the legislature which took place last May and June, and are expected to be adopted in the next meeting, slated for October, said N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue in his opening remarks. All of the five bills gained high consensus of legislators at the previous meetings of the N.A. Standing Committee as well as the third sitting of the legislature, he said, asking the participants to look into the remaining contentious contents to perfect the documents. The full-time legislators will also give opine over the other draft laws to be submitted to the N.A. for the first time during the fourth meeting, namely the Law on Protection of Consumer Rights … [Read more...] about N.A. Standing Committee convenes law-making session
Paulo Dybala and Georginio Wijnaldum both made their league debuts for Jose Mourinho's Roma but it was an older hand in Bryan Cristante who decided the match in the 33rd minute. Roma squeeze past Salernitana, Immobile fires Lazio to Bologna win (source: youtube) Italy international Cristante claimed the points with a drive from the edge of the area which took at least one deflection before nestling in the bottom corner. Roma's margin of victory would have been larger had they capitalised on a series of chances, in particular in the first half. "I would have been happy if we'd won 3-0 or 4-0 but what I liked was that even though we didn't score as many as we should have we had enough maturity to control the game" Mourinho told reporters. Dybala was unlucky not to be on target on an impressive Roma debut in which he immediately struck up an understanding with Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham. The Argentina forward struck the post in the dying seconds of the opening … [Read more...] about Roma squeeze past Salernitana, Immobile fires Lazio to Bologna win