Nhan Dan - Senior officials from ASEAN and China met in Thailand on April 21-22 to attend the 20th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) on the ASEAN-China Partnership and the seventh ASEAN-China SOM on the implementation of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and for an official consultation on a potential Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). Deputy Foreign Minister and head of ASEAN-Vietnam SOM Pham Quang Vinh, who led a Vietnamese delegation to these events, granted an interview to Nhan Dan correspondents in Thailand about the meetings and Vietnam's contributions to these events. Q: Would you please tell us about the key contents of the 20th SOM on the ASEAN-China Partnership and the seventh ASEAN-China SOM on the implementation of DOC and official consultation on COC? A: These meetings covered two key issues, including consultations between ASEAN and China to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two sides, and ASEAN-China SOM consultation on … [Read more...] about Code of Conduct in East Sea needed soon
Codes of conduct
Insurance providers finally reach a consensus on Code of Conduct (22-04-2005) General Secretary of the Viet Nam Insurance Association Phung Dac Loc spoke with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) about a Code of Conduct among insurance enterprises. It took nearly one year for insurance enterprises to approve their Code of Conduct. Why do you think the approval took so long? The Code of Conduct was compiled and sent to enterprises starting in May of last year, but there was no consensus on the code until now. I think the reason for this slowness was that we needed all the enterprises to agree. Previously, our members contributed their opinions to the revisions in order to reach the final draft. For the first time, a set of principles on conduct for insurance enterprises has been drafted to create a healthy insurance market. Do you believe that this consensus will heal the unhealthy competition on the market? These principles will help limit the unhealthy competition among … [Read more...] about Insurance providers finally reach a consensus on Code of Conduct
The Department of Tourism of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has issued a code of conduct for tourists in Vietnamese and English. Foreign tourists in Hue The guidebook includes illustrations of dos and don’ts. It encourages tourists to respect local traditions, behave in a civilized manner, protect historical relics, support the disabled, elderly, pregnant women and children, and to queue up when using public services or joining activities at public places.Thua Thien –Hue houses Hue city, which was the imperial capital of Vietnam for hundreds of years. Hue is home to five heritages recognised by UNESCO, namely the Hue ancient citadel relic complex – a World Cultural Heritage site; Nha Nhac (Hue royal court music) – an intangible cultural heritage item; Nguyen Dynasty’s wood blocks – a documentary heritage item; Nguyen Dynasty’s Chau ban (royal administrative documents) – part of the Asia-Pacific Register of UNESCO’s … [Read more...] about Thua Thien-Hue issues code of conduct for tourists
VietNamNet presents the following commentary by Aileen S.P. Baviera, a scholar from the School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Photo: Xinhua Recent incidents in the South China Sea (or East Sea) point to China’s growing assertiveness and seeming readiness to pressure other countries to recognise its claims. The region urgently needs a Code of Conduct that is specifically designed for the prevention of armed conflict in the disputed areas.In the last several months, a number of incidents occurred that highlight what appears to be growing willingness by China to use its armed strength to pressure and influence rival claimants, particularly the Philippines and Vietnam, in the disputed East Sea. In February, there were reported incidents of Filipino fishermen being threatened and fired on from Chinese vessels. On 2 March 2011, two Chinese patrol boats confronted a Philippine oil exploration vessel MV Veritas Voyager and ordered it to cease activities … [Read more...] about East Sea disputes: Time for Code of Conduct?
VietNamNet Bridge - Territorial disputes and flare-ups in the South China Sea (East Sea) were expected to take center stage at Asia's largest security forum this week. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In his opening speech at the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM44) on July 19 in Bali, Indonesia, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said: “The next 5 days will be full of hard work in our common efforts to shape the destiny of our region.”“Our meeting here takes place just 10 weeks after the 18th ASEAN summit in Jakarta last May. We did not waste time.” “Since that Jakarta Summit, there have been plenty of discussions and consultations among ASEAN Ministers and officials, and also with our dialogue partners, to prepare for this meeting in Bali. Before that, in the first three months after Indonesia assumed ASEAN chairmanship, ASEAN Foreign Ministers met four times. This is a clear testament of the fact that ASEAN, as intended by … [Read more...] about ASEAN chairman wants to promote Code of Conduct in the East Sea