PANO - Recently, some China’s orthodox mass media, including the Global Times, the International Herald Leader published articles on China’s illegal placement of the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. These articles are written by Ke Xiaozhai, Zun Xiaoying, Lu Jianren of the Southeast Asia Research Institute under the Guangxi University. A Vietnamese researcher Hoang Truong, out of his curiosity had thoroughly read these articles and arrived at a conclusion that these articles are nothing but the chaotic and unscientific arguments on the phenomenon and nature of the incident. The researcher, in his writing to the People’s Army Newspaper on June 7th, cited the article of Ke Xiaozhai with the so called scientific analysis of the four labyrinths that drive Vietnam to take adventurous acts. Having read the article, researcher Hoang Truong stated that what Ke Xiaozhai had written proved that the author … [Read more...] about Why Chinese scholars under the cloak of scientists act unscientifically?
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Hanoi tightens supervision on private health clinics Ha Noi People's Committee has urged authorities to increase supervision over the operation of private health clinics. Municipal health authorities recently closed down about 110 of the clinics after inspections revealed many medical violations. Many district and commune officials said they were puzzled about the management of the clinics, said the Committee's Vice-chairwoman Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc at a workshop on Tuesday. Inspectors from the municipal health department visited 771 private health and pharmaceutical establishments and fined 371 a total of more than VND 3.4 billion (US$142,800), according to the department's deputy director, Nguyen Van Yen. He said as many as 110 private health clinics were suspended. Vice Chairman of Hai Ba Trung District's People's Committee Cap Sy Phong said a shortage of medical inspectors made it difficult to regularly inspect all establishments. The district's Health Office had only two officials … [Read more...] about Hanoi tightens supervision on private health clinics
Climate change is not only an environmental issue, or for any single institution to deal with, it is mainly a sustainable development issue. Thus, adaptation to climate change is considered as important as development issues. In this context, adaptation means adaptation to the impacts of climate change and mitigation of its impacts. Climate change has many impacts on people, especially in terms of water, food, energy, health and environment. Hundreds of millions of people in the world could be at risk from food and water shortages because of global warming and sea level rises. Floods cause huge losses each year. Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and it experiences extreme natural disasters annually. Most of the disasters are a result of climate condition fluctuations, with uncertain frequency between dry and rainy seasons. The combination of typhoons, floods, droughts and unpredicted climatic events - all as a result of climate change - leads to annual … [Read more...] about Standing at the crossroards
GOVERNMENT _________ No: 01/NQ-CP SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIỆT NAM Independence - Freedom - Happiness ___________________ Hà Nội, January 03, 2012 RESOLUTION Key solutions for directing the implementation of the social-economic development plan and State budget estimate in 2012 Despite many difficulties and challenges in 2011, the national economy has, as guided by the sound leadership of the Communist Party and drastic measures taken by the Government, as well as fuelled by efforts exerted by sectors and agencies of all levels, the business community and people, moved positively and obtained an array of significant achievements in curbing inflation, stabilizing the macro-economy, and ensuring social welfare. These included an economic growth rate of at about 6%; agriculture developing stably; food output making a new record high; industrial production increasing fairly; service and tourism sectors continuing with their growing trend. Export turnover saw a three fold rise over … [Read more...] about Key solutions for directing the implementation of the social-economic development plan and State budget estimate in 2012
GOVERNMENT ________ No. 01/NQ-CP SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM Independence - Freedom - Happiness Ha Noi, January 07, 2013 RESOLUTION On major solutions guiding and directing the realization of the Plan for socio-economic development and state budget estimate in 2013 _____________ In 2012, the economy faced a number of difficulties and challenges during the period when the world economy experienced complicated and unpredictable changes. However, thanks to the leadership of the Party, the drastic direction of the Government, great efforts of sectors, business community and people at all echelons, our national economy continued to progress and gained significant results in curbing inflation, maintaining macro-economic stability and social security: inflation rate was kept at 6.81%; export continued to grow up, contributing to better import-export balance; monetary, credit and financial balances were maintained; foreign exchange market and exchange rate were stabilized; foreign … [Read more...] about Major solutions guiding and directing the realization of the Plan for socio-economic development and state budget estimate in 2013