As early as 1988, air protection was mentioned in many resolutions. What now needs to be done immediately is preventing the dust from building material carrying trucks and from construction works. "What is the basis for the researchers to give such figures about economic losses? Is the basis reliable? These are the questions that need answers,” he said, adding that the researchers and experts need to prove the bases of the calculation to ensure the transparency of scientific reserach. … [Read more...] about Are the estimates about air pollution’s effects on the economy reliable?
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In 2003, 299 Hong Kongers died of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), an outbreak that began on the mainland but was initially covered up by Beijing, a decision that left a lasting legacy of distrust towards the authorities on public health issues. … [Read more...] about Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit Hong Kong
Stilwell said since early July, Chinese vessels have conducted maritime surveys near Vanguard Bank with armed Coast Guard escorts and maritime militia in order to intimidate Viet Nam and other ASEAN states away from developing oil and gas resources in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea). … [Read more...] about US diplomat condemns China over militarisation in East Sea
VASEP Deputy General Secretary Nguyen Hoai Nam said several enterprises exporting tra fish (pangasius), tuna and shrimp had faced suspension of payment for export contracts because Chinese banks were not open due to the coronavirus epidemic. It was expected that from February 16 when banks are set to reopen, Chinese partners would be able to pay Vietnamese export contracts for goods shipped by sea. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES FEB. 14
And as shared by the development committee, I am very pleased that this agreement has a dedicated chapter on sustainable development, which needs to be effectively implemented. I also welcome the timetable from Vietnam on when to ratify the outstanding core International Labour Organization conventions. Moreover, I urge both parties to make full use of the provisions of the agreements in order to contribute to strengthening human rights in Vietnam and towards the sustainable development goals. I also urge the commission to work with civil society to ensure growth in Vietnam will strengthen environmental protection and labour rights. The Committee on Development recommends to give our consent to this agreement. … [Read more...] about EVFTA helps advance domestic agriculture