Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang recently said, “China’s survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 has violated Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in the East Sea. The waters are under Vietnam’s sovereign right and jurisdiction as defined in UNCLOS, to which Vietnam and China are both signatories. The country has several times contacted China through different channels and sent diplomatic notes requesting that China end its violation, withdraw its vessels from Vietnamese waters, and respect Vietnam’s sovereign right and jurisdiction for the sake of bilateral relations, peace and stability in the region.” Sovereignty based international law Hang said Vietnamese authorized forces continue to exercise Vietnam’s sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction through peaceful means in accordance with Vietnamese and international law. … [Read more...] about Vietnam defends national interests by peaceful mean
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Khoa Thư Ethnic minority women from Trang Village listen to the bulletin during their VSLA meeting. — VNS Photo Khoa Thư HÀ NỘI — Meticulously wrapping a white linen scarf around her head, adjusting a silver necklace, Lý Thị Mai made the final touches before joining her friends. To the Dao woman, there are few occasions worth dressing in her traditional attire – a black dress with colourful brocade patterns, white scarf and silver jewellery. Summer is not a festive season in Thành Công Commune’s Trang Village, Nguyên Bình District, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng. Mai and her friends were on the way to their frequent VSLA (village savings and loan association) meeting where they could listen to the latest bulletin on market prices and parenting. The monthly gathering is a highly-anticipated event for some twenty ethnic minority women even if it means they have to wake up earlier in … [Read more...] about Better access to information means better chances to thrive
A bee nest box is made by digging a tree trunk and covered with rocks. — Photo thanhnien.vn QUẢNG NAM — Hồ Văn Phước is absolutely buzzing about bees. That's because the Phước Lộc Commune, Phước Sơn District, Quảng Nam Province resident has hundreds of nest boxes on tree trunks that provide the main source of income for his family. Like many other people from the Giẻ Triêng ethnicity in remote Hamlet 6, Phước started to learn how to make bee nest boxes on tree trunks when he was small, following his father to the deep forests. The villagers make new boxes and check old ones in the lunar month of early February when the weather is warm and enjoy their sweet rewards in May. They choose big tree trunks with a lot of shade that are located near streams to make the nest boxes, but pleasant smelling trunks are the best choice. Each nest box with 40cm … [Read more...] about No honey means no money for these villagers
Over 12,000 registered to donate blood, and more than 11,000 blood units, doubling the set target, were donated for medical treatment. PANO would like to introduce several photos featuring the event’s activities. Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (C) joins a walking parade calling for blood donation At a booth to register as blood donors A large number of people donate their blood during the festival Gifts presented to child patients under treatment at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Translated by Song Anh … [Read more...] about Donating a drop of blood means to save a life!
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Last week’s share ‘fire sale’ may have ended trading on a positive note, but analysts have warned the single gaining session does not mean the market’s downtrend has stopped. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange climbed 0.31 per cent to end last week at 880.90 points. It declined 1.3 per cent last week. A similar scenario was also seen on the northern market. On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index gained 0.32 per cent to end last week at 100.85 points. It has decreased 3.25 per cent on a weekly basis. An average of more than 185 million shares was traded in each session last week on the two exchanges, worth VNĐ3.2 trillion (US$139 million). The market suffered strong selling pressure last week but positive signs appeared at the weekend as strong bottom fishing demand helped VN-Index end the trading week with a rally. “Just a rebound session is not enough to … [Read more...] about A single rally session doesn’t mean immediate recovery