On the same day, PM Chan O-cha said he sent a list of 250 senators to the King for approval. * The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development has cooperated with the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies to hold a high-level dialogue on human rights in ASEAN, assessing the decade-long operation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights * The UN Command has approved a plan to open two additional peace trails in the Inter-Korean Demilitarised Zone, the border area between the two Korean nations. * President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in has expressed his desire to soon hold a dialogue with opposition parties in the country about food aid for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Meanwhile, the Blue House said that it is continuing to closely monitor the evolution of the current security situation, after the recent launch of DPRK’s flying objects. * UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres … [Read more...] about World News in Brief: May 10
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VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
Minister meets innovators in Germany Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (second from the right) meets German executives. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung is learning about scientific research, technological innovation and personnel training in leading German corporations during his ongoing Germany visit at the invitation of German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier. The Vietnamese delegation has visited a Siemens gas turbine factory, the SAP software company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Minister Dung expressed his wish that Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer would invest more in Viet Nam by building solar panels and wind turbine plants to meet energy demand in the country and ASEAN, building new research and lab centres in Hoa Lac Hi-tech park. Leaders of Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer expressed their interest in the Vietnamese market, saying they have … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/3
Trump, Kim begin second working dayInternational journalists praise host’s effortsHà Nội citizens look forward to peaceTrump tells Kim they have made progressUS President Trump meets with DPRK Chairman Kim 1.38 PM Reuters says no agreement has been reached 1.31 PM Jounalists are all waiting at the Marriot Hotel ahead of the press conference with President Trump. 1.30 PM Chairman Kim has arrived at Melia Hotel. Video is to follow. 1.27 PM The motorcade of Chairman Kim has left the Metropole Hotel. So did Trump. Both ahead of schedule. 1.23 PM President Trump is reportedly set to fly out on Air Force 1 after his press conference at Hanoi Marriot Hotel. 1.20 PM South Korean market seems to fall amid reports on potential collapse of Trump-Kim talks 1.17 PM It seems that President Trump is about to leave the Metropole hotel soon. Here is the latest tweet from David Nakamura, White House reporter … [Read more...] about BREAKING NEWS: NO AGREEMENT REACHED
Back to English Comments News - August 21, 2018 | 01:32 pm GMT+7 Ten years ago, land tilled by thousands of farming families was reclaimed for "development" projects that never took off.It was the summer of 2008.Thien, a resident of Yen Nghia District in Ha Tay Province, had to sell all his belongings, including his herd of 38 buffalos. At 21, he had to leave his beloved hometown and look for a new life elsewhere. His home and his paddy fields were no longer his.In this age of “participatory” development, Thien and hundreds of thousands of Hanoians had no real say as eminent domain took away their livelihoods, along with their rice fields and vegetable gardens. That fateful summer, authorities in Hanoi decided to expand the city’s territory, assimilating neighboring provinces like Ha Tay and Vinh Phuc.A deluge of developmental projects followed. Apartments, industrial complexes, universities... you name it, it was there. On paper.Even as the nation sought … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s development hoax upturns 200,000 lives – VnExpress International