At the July 16 press conference, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang once again affirmed that Vietnam has sufficient historical evidence and legal grounds affirming its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in accordance with international law. … [Read more...] about Vietnam reacts to China’s tweets over East Sea claims
Hanoi (VNA) - Australia will continue to strongly advocate the freedom of navigation through the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on July 16. “Australia will continue to adopt a very consistent position,” Morrison told a media briefing in Canberra when asked about Australia’s stance on US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s latest statement on the South China Sea issue. On July 13, Pompeo affirmed that “the United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific”, and the China’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful. Regarding Pompeo’s statement, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 15 that Vietnam welcomes other countries’ stance on the East Sea issue in line with international law. Peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the sea are the aspiration and goal of countries … [Read more...] about Australia affirms continued support for freedom of navigation in East Sea
The North-South Expressway covers 2,109 kilometers, extending from the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, which borders China to the southernmost province of Ca Mau. Once completed, it will be the main traffic artery connecting either end of the country. … [Read more...] about Bids invited for five sections of North-South Expressway
Our countries are leaders in regional economic integration: in North America, Mexico successfully negotiated the modernisation of the longstanding NAFTA and the new USMCA agreement entered into force on July 1st, 2020. In Southeast Asia, Viet Nam has become a key player in the ASEAN Free Trade Area and the bloc´s Economic Community (AEC) set in 2015, promoting deeper integration and boosting intra-regional trade as Chair of ASEAN for 2020. Both have also been active members of APEC – so successfully hosted by Viet Nam in 2017. … [Read more...] about Mexico and Việt Nam: for an open and strong multilateral trade system
The understanding of national consciousness and identity contributes in building a child’s characteristic and individual differences What is more, the majority of Asian families want their children to study in a bilingual learning environment so that they can be fluent in both English and Vietnamese. This can partly relieve parents’ worries that their kids may neglect their mother tongue or the country’s culture and history if they work in an English-only speaking environment. … [Read more...] about Picking schools for your kids post-COVID-19: Keep a cool head!