In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Speaking virtually at “The Future of ASEAN: The Youth Factor” event, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink said: “The US Mission to Việt Nam, on behalf of the US Department of State, and the entire US Government, considers YSEALI to be a signature program, strengthening human capital development across the region.” … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of State launches new YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam
Beijing has said it firmly opposes Trump’s executive orders and on Aug. 28 moved to give itself a say in the process, revising a list of technologies that will need Chinese government approval before they are exported. Experts said TikTok’s recommendation algorithm would fall under this list. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: China would rather see TikTok U.S. close than a forced sale
Also, it is essential that all the success of AIPA would not have been possible without excellent management by the AIPA staff of the National Assembly of Việt Nam. Finally, I am certain that the 41st AIPA General Assembly on September 9-10, 2020 will be most successfully hosted by Việt Nam. — VNS … [Read more...] about ASEAN must be united to tackle common difficulties: Thai parliament president
Unseasonably low rainfall, weak water output from upstream areas caused by maintenance work at the Jinghong hydropower dam in China, and severe drought in several Southeast Asian countries last summer had led to massive declines in water levels and severely disrupted the lives of millions who depend on the river for their livelihood, it said. … [Read more...] about US pledges $153 mln toward Mekong development