The Hanoitimes - Defense ties remain the key aspect in the bilateral relations for both historical and commercial factors. The defense ties between Vietnam and Russia, which have been already robust since the USSR, have been further enhanced over the past years as Hanoi and Moscow vow to advance multifaceted historical relations. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu in Hanoi in January 2018. Photo: News.cn Of the multisectoral relationship including energy, defense ties remain the key pillar as Hanoi has been a big weapons customer of Moscow for years. Last week, this aspect of the Russia-Vietnam defense ties made headlines again with the official announcement of the opening of a new helicopter engine repair center in Vietnam, following up an agreement inked last October. The new facility Managed by Russian state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec, the center is located in Vietnam’s southern … [Read more...] about How strong are Vietnam-Russia defense ties?
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The two countries reached a record trade turnover in 2018 but this is not a limit, as Russia and China have ambitious plans discussed by President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping at various meetings, Lavrov said at his annual press conference. According to China's customs authority, trade turnover between China and Russia surged by 27.1 percent to a record high of US$107.06 billion last year. The two governments have identified about 70 projects worth a total of more than US$100 billion in various fields, including nuclear energy, agriculture, transport and space cooperation, Lavrov said. He specially mentioned the coordination of the Russian and Chinese global navigation systems GLONASS and BeiDou. "So our prospects in trade, economic and investment areas are very, very significant," the top Russian diplomat said. Lavrov also praised the close cooperation and coordination between Moscow and Beijing in international affairs, including within BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China … [Read more...] about Russia, China enjoy confident progressive development of relations in all areas: Lavrov
Chinese state television said the Chang’e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the dark side of the moon. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "dark side" - is never visible from Earth. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the moon but none has landed on it. The landing "lifted the mysterious veil" from the far side of the moon and "opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration", the broadcaster said. The probe, which includes a lander and a rover, touched down at a preselected landing area, the official Xinhua news agency said, after it had entered the moon’s orbit in mid-December. Xinhua posted a wide-angle color picture of a crater from the moon’s surface to its official microblog. The tasks of the Chang’e-4 include astronomical observation, surveying the moon’s terrain, … [Read more...] about China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on dark side of the moon
Can Tho invites investors to investment promotion conferenceThe Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will hold an investment promotion conference on August 10, inviting investors for 54 projects worth nearly 124 trillion VND (5.44 billion USD). At a press conference on the conference on August 1, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said investors have already expressed interest in 44 out of the 54 projects on offer, and some are ready to start work immediately on 22 projects. He added that some projects attracted two or more investors, so the city will set criteria to select the best among them. Among the 54 projects, 21 are in real estate, 9 in culture-sports and tourism, 9 in agricultural and industrial infrastructure, 8 in transport, 4 in logistics and power, 2 in cultural-sport and health care infrastructure and 1 in information technology. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is expected to deliver a keynote speech and chair the conference, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 2/8
NA deputies vote to approve the Law on Cyber Security (Source:VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The freshly-passed Law on Cyber Security will not hinder activities of people and businesses, affirmed Major General Nguyen Minh Duc, Director of the Institute of Police Science under the People’s Police Academy. Discussion regulations in the law that require user data and important data related to national security to be stored in the country, and all enterprises doing business in cyberspace related to Vietnam to establish headquarters and representative offices in Vietnam, the officer said they are feasible and in line with domestic law and international practices. The regulations neither run counter to treaties to which Vietnam is a party nor obstruct businesses’ operations. According to Duc, 18 countries in the world have set forth requirements for storage of important data within their territories. They are the US, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, China, Australia, … [Read more...] about Law on Cyber Security not hinder activities of people, businesses