OTTAWA — French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for “strong multilateralism” in Ottawa Wednesday before the G7 summit, where US President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade policies are sure to raise hackles. Displaying a united front, the two leaders in their 40s said in a statement they “support a strong, responsible, transparent multilateralism to face the global challenges.” The pair were scheduled to hold formal talks and a private dinner on Wednesday, followed by a joint news conference early Thursday. Those discussions are likely to focus on Trump’s decision last week to impose punishing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Washington’s closest allies, including Canada, the European Union and Japan. In retaliation, all of them have either hit back with their own tariffs on US goods or threatened to do so, as well as challenging the US trade measure at the World Trade … [Read more...] about Macron, Trudeau support ’strong multilateralism’ ahead of G7 summit
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These unadulterated treats pack a flavorful punch in Vietnam's former capital. Mussels with rice/noodles This specialty can be found across the spectrum of restaurants Hue has to offer. A bowl of mussels with rice (you can also choose vermicelli or noodles as an alternative) includes raw vegetables and stir-fried mussels, topped with roasted peanuts and deep-fried pork skin. It is served with either fish sauce or shrimp paste. Suggested addresses: The food area at the foot of Trang Tien Bridge, Ba Hoa Restaurant at 11A Truong Dinh Street, a nameless restaurant on Tran Phu Street, or on Hen (mussel) Islet in Vi Da Ward. Hue beef noodles If you are not a fan of spicy food, be prepared before tasting bun bo Hue (Hue beef noodles). Unlike bun bo Hue served in Saigon and Hanoi, the original version in Hue packs a punch. Suggested addresses: O Kim Chu Diep Restaurant at 6 Tran Thuc Nhan Street, Cam Restaurant at 38 Tran Cao Van Street, Ong Vong Restaurant at 5 Nguyen Du Street, Ba Tuyet … [Read more...] about 8 must try dishes to give you a true taste of Hue
Development gap hinders linkages in APEC auto industry Addressing the opening ceremony of the 26th APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD26) in Hanoi on May 11, Le Huu Phuc, Director of the MoIT's Department of International Relations, said that APEC should give priority to assisting developing economies in boosting the auto industry. He called for APEC member economies to cooperate effectively in capacity building to study auto industry policies, focusing on priority areas such as market access, human resources and infrastructure, technology incentives as well as environment standards for sustainable development. Regarding the fourth industrial revolution, Phuc said it will lead to the restructuring of the global manufacturing system, not only in technology but also in management and placing of new business models. New technology trends may disrupt value chains, possibly shifting a significant part of global production from developing to developed countries, he said, adding that access to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 15/5
Certain architecture can help cool down your house in Ho Chi Minh City's scorching weather without, or less, turning on power-consuming air-conditioners. Certain architecture can help cool down your house in Ho Chi Minh City's scorching weather without, or less, turning on power-consuming air-conditioners. According to French architect Charles Gallavardin, natural ventilation and sun protection are among the major features of bioclimatic architecture, a type of architecture which can help to significantly reduce the need for air-conditioners. This architect's designs are based on studying the effects of climatic conditions on people, such as orienting homes in the direction of the main wind, blocking sun to prevent heat, and manipulating moisture. "The more people use air-conditioning, the more the climate becomes hot and the more they need air-conditioning," Gallavardin told Tuoi Tre News. One of his outstanding works, featured on CNN earlier this year, is the Lo Gom Condominium … [Read more...] about How to cool down your house in scorching Saigon without aircon?
Pham Binh Minh, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, made the statement in his article on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam-US diplomatic ties (July 12). Following is the full text of the article: “20 years is a long period for one's lifetime. Yet, it is merely a fleeting moment in the history of relations between nations. Few people could have imagined that Vietnam and the United States would make such great strides in their bilateral ties after two decades of normalized relations. The 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations is a critical moment for us to reflect upon the past and look forward to a better future for both countries as well as for peace, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific and the world at large. Strong impetus to the Comprehensive PartnershipAt the time of normalization of relations in 1995, Vietnam was known to most Americans as a war rather than a country. Today, … [Read more...] about Twenty years of Vietnam-US relations: Short Journey with great strides – Viet Nam – News