The Bill on Cyber Security was made public to get voters’ feedback in March 2017. Before casting their votes, deputies to the National Assembly still discussed over differences in some articles, such as those in Article 10 and 26. Agencies responsible for preparing the law and the National Assembly listened to feedback from relevant agencies, scientists, and people to amend the Bill so that it was adopted at the high support rate of 86.86% of the deputies’ votes. (Photo for illustration) On June 28, 2018, the Presidential Office held a press conference to announce the President’s order to promulgate the Law on Cyber Security and other six laws which had been adopted by the National Assembly. The Law on Cyber Security will become effective on January 1, 2019. However, many Western news and press agencies and websites whose servers located outside Vietnam have deliberately distorted the law and prevented it from taking effect. They argue that “the … [Read more...] about Law on Cyber Security taking effect is a must
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VietNamNet Bridge – Modern life can be very tiring. Let’s have a seat, enjoy some good tea and chat with Nguyen Viet Hung, the Tea Master of Vietnam, who won the Tea Master Cup competition in 2016, about his passion for organic tea and stories of 300-year-old tea forests in Vietnam. Bui Quynh Hoa reports. All natural: Hung relaxes next to an old tea tree which is free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Could you tell us how you got involved with organic tea? I started to study organic tea 10 years ago, but became more seriously devoted in the last five years. At first, I did it because I loved drinking tea and wanted to brew tea in my own way. But gradually, after travelling to northern mountainous provinces such as Ha Giang, Son La and Yen Bai, where tea forests can be up to 300 years old, I’ve fallen in love with organic tea. I took part in the Tea Master Cup Competition in 2016, which was held in Vietnam, and became the champion. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s tea culture is steeped in history
The National Assembly Standing Committee’s fourth meeting which wrapped up yesterday dug into several draft laws and laws, including the Law on Deposit Insurance to be high on the agenda in the upcoming 13th National Assembly third session starting May 2012. Deposit Insurance of Vietnam (DIV) deputy general director Dr. Nguyen Manh Dung tells VIR deposit insurance will experience some radical changes to optimally protect depositor interests.What are major criteria in drafting the Law on Deposit Insurance? Insurance premium levels are set based on a number of criteria. The most important ones are (i) protecting the majority of depositors who lack information about bank operations and (ii) the insurance benefit is often associated with per capita average income, with maximal benefit often triple that benchmark.The current maximum insurance benefit is set at VND50 million ($2,400) to all depositors which is considered rather low in current context. Is that the case? A survey made … [Read more...] about Big safety net for depositors
Sri Lankan Ambassador Ivan Amarasinghe talked to Viet Nam News about post-war prospects on the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day today. Recently President Rajapaksa has been re-elected with a large majority. Could you comment on this? President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been re-elected by the largest majority in any Presidential election so far. That shows the consent of the Sri Lankan people on his vision for the future of Sri Lanka under "Mahinda Chinthana". The whole of Sri Lanka rejoiced at his successful military victory over the terrorists ushering in a sustainable peace and stability for the country after 30 years of national mayhem. Concurrently, President Rajapaksa has delivered tangible progress to all strata of Sri Lankan society through his vision and mission for Sri Lanka through "Mahinda Chinthana". It is much similar to the Vietnamese concepts of "Doi Moi". Under such circumstances, President Rajapaksa has already proven that he is arguably the best national leader Sri … [Read more...] about War over but what about the future?
VietNamNet Bridge – Colonel Le Thanh Van - Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff of Navy Region 3 - at a meeting held by the Navy Region 3 on December 16, said China was trying to create new fishing areas in the East Sea (South China Sea). Vietnam's marine sovereignty 9,000 Chinese fishing vessels entered the East Sea in August 2015. Colonel Le Thanh Van said that in 2015, the situation in the waters of the Navy Region 3 was complicated. Specifically, China strengthened military activities such as training, reconnaissance patrols and maneuvers at sea to show of force, intimidate and deter the countries involved in maritime disputes with China. China increased surveillance patrols to support its marine exploitation activities, including pursuing, using water cannons, demolishing, seizing fishing equipment, and even beating Vietnamese fishermen in an attempt to prevent them from going … [Read more...] about China tries to create new fishing areas on the East Sea