Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
35 fishermen rescued
“From the climate crisis to obesity and harmful commercial marketing, children around the world are having to contend with threats that were unimaginable just a few generations ago,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “It is time for a rethink on child health, one which places children at the top of every government’s development agenda and puts their well-being above all considerations.” … [Read more...] about World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future
Majestic Princess at sea. — VNS File PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — Majestic Princess, the newest ship in the US-based Princess Cruises fleet, arrived at Phú Mỹ Port in Bà Riạ-Vũng Tàu Province on its maiden Việt Nam port call with more than 3,500 passengers and 1,340 crew members. … [Read more...] about US cruise vessel makes maiden trip to Việt Nam
ALL AGES: IDECAF's musical drama series for children called Ngày Xửa Ngày Xưa (Once upon A Time) is a favourite among children and adults. The series began in 1997 and has 32 parts. Photo courtesy of the producer Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kieu) written by great poet Nguyen Du, recounting the life and trials of Thuy Kieu, a talented young woman who is forced to sacrifice herself to save her family.Ngẫm Kiều is written by Le Quoc Nam and directed by People’s Artist Hong Van. Its music is composed by Nguyen Van Chung, reflecting traditional Vietnamese music and song. The production stars young actors like My Tran, Pham Yen, Trinh Duy Anh, and Tuan Dung. … [Read more...] about HCM City drama troupes eye more musical productions
Hanoi (VNA) – The State-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) plans to divest capital from 13 member companies this year. The corporation will reduce its ownership in six businesses and divest all of its capital from seven others. With this divestment plan, the liquidation of vessels and impact of its shrunken market share in temporary import for re-export services, the firm forecasts its consolidated revenue this year will decrease by 14.5 percent from 2019 to over 10.31 trillion VND (444.26 million USD). Since 2013, when Vinalines began restructuring, the firm has divested capital from many companies, cutting the number of its subsidiaries from 73 to 35. Notably, it has divested all capital invested in enterprises operating in other sectors like banking, securities, insurance and real estate to focus on its main business sectors of seaports, sea transportation and maritime services. Divestments from poorly-performing subsidiaries have helped slash the … [Read more...] about State-owned Vinalines to divest capital from 13 firms in 2020