Lotte, which owns the country's tallest 123-story skyscraper, is a household name in South Korea, with the conglomerate's interests ranging from snacks and beverages to supermarkets, department stores, hotels, theme parks and cinemas. One of its flagship units is Lotte Chemical , which has a factory in the United States. … [Read more...] about Founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte dies at 97
China philippines discuss joint south china sea projects
China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Of the 17 new cases in the central city of Wuhan -- believed to be the epicentre of the outbreak -- three were described as "severe", of which two patients were too critical to be moved, authorities said. Those infected range from 30 to 79 years old. The virus has now infected 62 people in Wuhan, city authorities said, with eight in a severe condition, 19 cured and discharged from hospital, and the rest remaining in isolation receiving treatment. Two people have died so far from the virus, including a 69-year-old man who died on Wednesday after the disease caused … [Read more...] about China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus
“The above activity of China cannot alter the Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes. The activity goes against the current development trend of the two countries’ relations and further complicates the situation. Vietnam resolutely opposes that activity.” … [Read more...] about Vietnam strongly opposes China’s so-called island retrieval
The Vietnamese side in the talks with the Cambodian delegation includes: Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CCCPV), permanent member of the CMC, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, Deputy Minister of National Defense; Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh: member of the CCCPV, permanent member of the CMC, Deputy Minister of National Defense; and Major General Le Hien Van, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army. … [Read more...] about Continuously nurturing the Vietnam – Cambodia friendship
A reader nicknamed Ly Thong commented: "The price is same but the quality gap is too big. You don’t need to be a genius to know what movie ticket you should buy." … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam’s film industry be protected?