Pham Thanh Kien, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, says that some Vietnamese goods entering ASEAN which use outdated technology are only suitable for export to Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. While in markets that boast large purchasing power such as Thailand and Singapore, Vietnamese goods have failed to truly dominate. In an effort to boost exports to the ASEAN market, local firms must strive to scrutinise the quality of goods, he notes. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 11
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, key steps have been taken to keep operations running despite lockdowns in other countries. For example, the article said, engineers from two major international electronics manufacturers were allowed to enter Vietnam earlier this year to ensure their factories continued to run at full capacity. The government also collaborated with local businesses to ramp up production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for essential workers, helping them to gain access to global markets. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 10
Ho Chi Minh was deeply aware of the central contradictions of American history. On one hand, he knew that our revolution and Declaration of Independence had fed into the French Revolution, next to the Haitian Revolution, and then to the 20th-century liberation struggles of the colonised peoples around the world. But he also knew that our revolutionary nation was a nation built on slavery and genocide. Relying on our professed ideals, Ho Chi Minh wrote his 1919 appeal to the United States on behalf of the people of Viet Nam. He was equally conscious of the dark side of American history, expressed with overwhelming power in his 1924 essays Lynching and The Ku Klux Klan. Despite that, he understood the importance of the bright side of America. I wish every American today could know the opening that Ho Chi Minh wrote for Viet Nam’s Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945: … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
Several years ago, a new, non-invasive test has been developed and has since been widely used as a first line screening test for women after age 35. It is called cell-free DNA test and can be found under different brand names, Panorama, Harmony, MaterniT21, … With the accuracy of detecting babies with Down’s (and some other chromosomal abnormalities) that can easily be compared to an invasive diagnostic procedure, cfDNA test requires a simple blood draw, thus being completely risk free for both mother and the baby. In case of a high-risk result, a confirmatory invasive diagnostic procedureneeds to be performed. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy in advanced maternal age
“Cancer is on the rise in Việt Nam and around the world. Although scientists have made great efforts in producing anti-cancer drugs, they have not met demand and the mortality rate among cancer patients is still high,” said Nguyễn Quang Trung, from the Institute of Chemistry of VAST, the leading author of the research. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese scientists make potential cancer breakthrough