At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
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The Vietnam Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai complex. (Photo: VNA) The pavilion is located in the ‘Opportunity’ themed area with a total area of 850sq.m spread over three floors, two of which are for exhibition activities and the third, a VIP and office area. The first floor of the pavilion includes a 10-screen area with an introduction revealing 10 things you need to know about Vietnam; a cultural-traditional area with ancient bronze drums, a dragon head of the Ly Dynasty, a statue of Quan Am Buddha, water puppetry, traditional musical instruments, national costumes, panorama screen showing stories about history and famous landmarks, science and technology area displaying ‘Make-in-Vietnam’ products and a tourist discovery area with touch screens and 3D displays. The second floor focuses on introducing Vietnamese quintessential products, national brands, and exported agricultural produce, Vietnamese coffee culture, a circular economy model in coffee production and Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnam Pavilion impresses international visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai
Guests will enjoy unrestricted access within The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex The pioneering programme, which is led by the provincial authorities to reignite travel to the popular seaside province, aims to take the nation’s commitment to live safely with COVID-19, with a plan that explores the means by which we may all travel safely with COVID-19. The ultra-exclusive Ho Tram Staycation packages are being offered by The Grand Ho Tram Strip in its InterContinental Grand Ho Tram tower. Packages include room and breakfast only, half board (room, breakfast, and dinner included) and full board (room, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included) options. Guests will enjoy unrestricted access within The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex, its expansive swimming pools, and savour the culinary delights of its signature Ginger Restaurant and The Grand Café. “Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has once again demonstrated it is one of the leading lights in helping Vietnamese people, business, and entire … [Read more...] about The Grand Ho Tram Strip launches pilot package to reboot Vietnamese travel
In Khanh Hoa, however, only people living in ‘green zones,’ deemed to have low risk of Covid-19 spread, can swim in the sea. But they need to keep a distance of two meters from each other and should not gather in groups of more than five. Restaurants and other food establishments can resume operations but only serve takeaway. Festivals, sports activities and cultural and arts events are permitted again but participants and spectators should have got at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. The province, also home to another tourist hotspot, Cam Ranh, and other attractions, has basically brought the pandemic under control. It has sought approval from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to allow back in fully immunized foreign tourists from next month. In Ba Ria-Vung Tau, people can return to public beaches and take part in outdoor activities, but gatherings of over 20 people are still banned. Indoor sports activities are allowed, but there can be no more than 10 people … [Read more...] about Nha Trang, Vung Tau reopen public beaches, but safeguards remain
Tourism authorities of Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang are devising plans to welcome travelers after months of implementing strict restrictions against COVID-19 spread, with a vision to bring back foreign tourists in the future. The local administration on Thursday agreed to open their doors to domestic tourists and is seeking principal approval from the central government to bring back international travelers, the municipal Department of Tourism stated on Thursday. More specifically, city officials outlined a three-phase plan to relaunch local tourism services. The first stage, lasting till the end of October, will target Da Nang residents and public officials on duty in the city. The second phase, which starts in November, envisions a ‘travel bubble’ model, where tourists from several provinces and cities deemed safe will be allowed to visit Da Nang and vice versa. It is expected that the success of the model will decide the launch of the third phase, where tourism … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Da Nang welcomes back domestic travelers, mulls reopening to foreign tourists
Strong commitments to uphold multilateralism and fight climate change are factors to spur the Vietnam-Germany relations in the next decade. Shared interests between Vietnam and Germany in a wide range of issues are set to take the bilateral relations to a new height in the next decade. Overview of the online conference. Photos: Nguyen Tung Experts shared the view at a virtual conference discussing the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership (2011-2021) jointly held today [October 15] by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). “Ten years on since the signing of the Hanoi Joint Declaration on Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership, Vietnam-Germany relations have taken a significant leap forward,” said To Anh Dung, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. To date, Germany is Vietnam’s largest economic partner in the EU, and Vietnam holds the same status in ASEAN as Germany, Dung said. During the span of ten … [Read more...] about Aligned interests to take Vietnam-Germany relations to new height