Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the ATP Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals. — AFP Photo CINCINNATI — World number one Novak Djokovic has a remarkably clear road to the ATP Cincinnati Masters final after producing an efficient victory Thursday while third seed Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open tuneup event. Djokovic was never in danger in his 6-3, 6-4 triumph over 53rd-ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, whom he finished off in 90 minutes. Federer fell in a first-time meeting with Russian Andrey Rublev, who posted a 6-3, 6-4 upset. Defending champion Djokovic will continue his quest in a Friday quarter-final, taking on France's Lucas Pouille, a 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-2 winner over Russian Karen Khachanov. Djokovic earned his eighth straight victory at Cincinnati on the first of two match points. "I'm very pleased today. I beat a top quality player," Djokovic said. "It was straight sets but the score … [Read more...] about Djokovic motors into Cincy quarters as Federer ousted
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Missile escort frigate HQ-016 Quang Trung of the Việt Nam People's Navy at the Vladivostok sea port as Việt Nam takes part in a fleet review on the occasion of the 323rd anniversary of the Russian Navy. — VNA/VNS File Photo Political Commissar, Rear Admiral Phạm Văn Vững from the Việt Nam People’s Navy talks to Vietnam News Agency on the application of historical lessons obtained 55 years ago from the first victories the navy has made in the Gulf of Tonkin to today’s context of national defence. August 2nd and 5th of 1964 have become important milestones for the Vietnamese People’s Navy, marking its first victory. What can you tell us about the historical significance of this victory? 55 years ago, nine years of peaceful operations after our official establishment following the declaration of an independent Việt Nam in 1945, the Việt Nam People’s Navy had for … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Navy to be prepared in all circumstances
President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan. The navy has been a key beneficiary of the modernization plan as China looks to project power far from the country’s shores and protect its trading routes and citizens overseas. Last month, Beijing unveiled a target of 7.5 percent rise in defense spending for this year, a slower rate than last year but still outpacing China’s economic growth target. Deputy naval commander Qiu Yanpeng told reporters in the eastern city of Qingdao that Tuesday’s naval parade - likely to be overseen by Xi himself, though China has not confirmed that - will feature 32 vessels and 39 aircraft. "The PLA Navy ship and aircraft to be revealed are the Liaoning aircraft carrier, new types of nuclear submarines, new types of destroyers, as well as … [Read more...] about China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary
By Nguyen Quy  April 8, 2019 | 11:12 am GMT+7 A Vietjet Air airbus lands at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC. Photo by Shutterstock/Huy Thoai The Hanoi-HCMC sector was among the world’s busiest air routes in 2018, according to a study by British aviation analysis company OAG. Vietnam Airlines and two low-cost airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific, operated a total of 39,291 flights between Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat Airport, the sixth highest, up one spot from a year earlier. Asian routes accounted for eight of the top 15 spots based on the total number of flights between two airports. "Asia is once again home to the world's busiest routes," OAG senior analyst John Grant said in a statement. "In addition to the dominant role played by Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta have become Asia's new 'golden triangle,' offering similar benefits as major U.S. hubs, Boston, New York and Washington." The busiest route in … [Read more...] about Hanoi-HCMC rises one place to become world’s sixth busiest air route
GSO reported that 153,100 businesses were established in the first 11 months According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), 153.100 businesses were established or resumed operation in the first 11 months of the year. Meanwhile, 83,108 businesses suspended their operation during the same time, an increase of 49.3% over the same period last year. The number of enterprises completing the procedures for dissolution in the first 11 months was 14,861, increasing by 37.4%. The high proportion of unprofitable businesses has raised a concern that the business environment is not good enough, and that the goal of having 1 million businesses by 2020 may be unattainable. State management agencies all affirmed that there is no need to be worried about the increase in the number of dissolved businesses, and that the figures were small compared with New Zealand, where the number of bankrupt businesses amounts to 80%, and the UK with 60%. They also pointed out that most dissolved … [Read more...] about What’s behind the high number of dissolved businesses?