At a ceremony with Vietnamese officials on Tuesday, a small team of Australian veterans shared a database including map references showing where 3,800 Vietnamese are believed to be buried after fights with Australian and New Zealand forces. "Basically it was the right thing to do," said team leader Bob Hall, a Vietnam veteran and researcher at the University of New South Wales who led the project. In total some 200,000 North Vietnamese soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War remain missing -- buried individually or in groups in unmarked graves in the jungle and fields across southern Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Collectively they are known as the "wandering souls," from the Vietnamese belief that souls of those improperly buried will continue to wander. Data in the U.S. National Archives lists 37,000 actions that could have killed around 155,000 people, including infamous battles at Khe Sanh and Hamburger Hill. But many more were killed in smaller firefights in remote locations across … [Read more...] about Aussie veterans hand over details of Vietnamese dead
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The Department of Animal Health under the agriculture ministry informed a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the cost included fees for culling infected pigs and sanitization chemicals. "We’ve never seen damage like this before, including those caused by natural disasters in the past," said Hoang Thi To Nga, deputy head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the northern province of Nam Dinh. In a statement on Monday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc compared the fight against the disease to a fight against invaders. As of Monday, the virus had spread to 53 of 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam. Da Nang is the latest to join the list, leaving Ho Chi Minh City as the only one among the country’s five major cities still free of the disease. Hanoi, Hai Phong and Can Tho have all recorded infections. Without proper procedures to contain the disease, coupled with complicated weather patterns, the disease may spread to new areas, re-infect former areas and … [Read more...] about Vietnam estimates $154 million loss from African swine fever
First steps The war in Vietnam waged by the US has left a “huge legacy”: great numbers of wounded and fallen troops of both sides. According to the Agency for the Search for Missing Foreigners under the Ministry of National Defense of Vietnam, during the past war, millions of Vietnamese people were killed or injured; 300,000 soldiers have been reported as missing in action while the remains of about 200,000 fallen soldiers have not been found yet. On the US side, more than 58,000 US soldiers died, nearly 2,000 were reported missing in Vietnam (US official figures were 1,973 people), and hundreds of thousands of people were injured and disabled. In addition, the number of people suffering from mental disorders, known as "Vietnam Syndrome," amounted to millions; hundreds of thousands of Vietnam veterans have cancers or have their children with birth defects due to their exposure to Agent Orange during the past war in Vietnam. After the war, in the spirit of … [Read more...] about Part 3: Light spot in bilateral relations between Vietnam and the US
VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign enterprises in China have visited Vietnam to learn about the investment opportunities here, but most have not made decisions to relocate. Vietnam attracts foreign investors A senior executive of an IZ development company in Binh Duong province confirmed that the demand from foreign investors for land lease in the IZ has increased. But he was not sure if this was due to the redirection of FDI out of China to Vietnam. Soon after the US-China trade war began, the number of foreign investors asking about land and workshop leases increased sharply. They were mostly from Japan, South Korea and the US, and some from Europe. “However, investors need more time to think about production relocation,” he said. Vietnam is attractive to Japanese investors, however, a trend of Japanese enterprises leaving China for Vietnam to avoid the US-China trade war has not occurred. Tran Duy Vu, deputy CEO of Kizuna IZ Infrastructure Development … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam really benefiting from US-China trade war?
Vietnam is taking advantage of trade tensions to boost the nation’s profile as a manufacturing and export powerhouse, selling everything from shoes to smartphones (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The business news website Bloomberg has run an article explaining why Vietnam could get the most benefits among Asian nations from the US-China trade conflict. The article titled “Why Vietnam could be Asia’s biggest trade war winner” quoted a senior economist at Natixis in China’s Hong Kong as saying “Vietnam is poised to capture some of China’s global market share in labour-intensive manufacturing”. Vietnam is taking advantage of trade tensions to boost the nation’s profile as a manufacturing and export powerhouse, selling everything from shoes to smartphones. Trade amounts to about twice its gross domestic product - more than any country in Asia apart from Singapore, the economist said. The article also looks at … [Read more...] about Vietnam could benefit most in Asia from US-China trade war: experts