China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade The Saigon Times Daily Chinese Vice Premier Liu He – PHOTO: REUTERS BRUSSELS/BERLIN (REUTERS) - China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, have proposed an alliance between the two economic powers and offered to open more of the Chinese market in a gesture of goodwill. One proposal has been for China and the European Union to launch joint action against the United States at the World Trade Organisation. But the European Union, the world’s largest trading bloc, has rejected the idea of allying with Beijing against Washington, five EU officials and diplomats told Reuters, … [Read more...] about China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade
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(VOVworld) - Nearly 100 business representatives and leaders from international chambers of commerce in Vietnam met in Hanoi on Wednesday for the introduction of the Vietnam Integrity Alliance (VIA). The proposed Alliance aims to become a community of institutions, organizations and professionals who support each other to promote standards of integrity across all sectors and engage collectively in anti-corruption initiatives. The Alliance is expected to become an umbrella organization through which the business community catalyzes movement for change and promotes integrity initiatives. This Alliance constructively engages organizations and the private sector in anti-corruption initiatives and is open for all Vietnamese and foreign stakeholders to take part in. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Integrity Alliance debuts
Foreign chambers of commerce in Vietnam have set up an integrity alliance that aims to promote integrity standards across all sectors and engage collectively in anti-corruption initiatives. The Vietnam Integrity Alliance, introduced by representatives from international chambers of commerce such as EuroCham, CanCham, BBGV, AusCham, and multi-national corporations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City late last month, is designed to be a non-binding, voluntary and unilateral commitment towards a transparent, fair and bribe-free business environment. The alliance constructively engages organizations and the private sector in anti-corruption initiatives and is open for all Vietnamese and foreign stakeholders to take part in. It will have a mission to advocate and advance principles of integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance in Vietnam and promote the country as an investment destination. The leadership group of the alliance, which will design the Integrity Pledge, will … [Read more...] about Foreign business community forms integrity alliance in Vietnam
U.S. extends anti-dumping duty on Vietnam shrimp Trung Chanh CAN THO – The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to extend the anti-dumping duty on shrimp imports from Vietnam for five more years. The ITC voted unanimously to remove the anti-dumping duty on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil on May 2 but supported the U.S. shrimp industry’s request to extend the anti-dumping duties on shrimp imports from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam in the next five years. It said in a statement that the revocation of the existing anti-dumping duty orders could lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. Vietnam’s shrimp export sector must prove that it is causing no injury for American shrimp farmers if it wants the U.S. government to revoke the anti-dumping duty on its frozen warmwater shrimp, Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), told the … [Read more...] about U.S. extends anti-dumping duty on Vietnam shrimp
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s temptation must have been to counterpunch after receiving Donald Trump’s advice to concentrate her mind on the Islamist threat to Britain rather than reacting to his retweeting of British far-right anti-Islam videos. “@theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” the U.S. president tweeted to his 40 million-plus followers. “We are doing just fine.” “Two of America’s worst mass shootings (Las Vegas concert/ Texas church) have happened on your watch,” she might have tweeted back. “Shouldn’t POTUS focus on gun laws?” She didn’t do that, of course. Her actual response was brusque. “It is wrong for the president to have done this,” she concluded – a comment within the bounds of diplomatic protocol. What one frank friend might say to another. The question which arises … [Read more...] about Will Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets destroy US-UK special relationship?