Embarking on a New Year of prosperity. Embarking on a New Year of prosperity, photo source:internet Nguyen Phu Trong - Party General Secretary, State President Despite difficulties and challenges, in 2018 our country still developed quickly and comprehensively in almost all sectors, accomplishing all 12 socioeconomic goals, and even exceeding eight of them. GDP growth hit more than 7 per cent, with a GDP volume of over $245 billion and per capita GDP of $2,580. The macroeconomic situation continues to be stable, with inflation under control and the consumer price index increasing below 4 per cent on-year. Export turnover also increased, with a record trade surplus of over $7 billion. The startup and innovation movement has been supported, with more than 130,000 newly-established enterprises. The country’s diplomatic and international integration activities have been boosted, contributing to the firm protection of national independence, sovereignty, territorial … [Read more...] about Embarking on a New Year of prosperity
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Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. Whew... well now that 2016 is finally behind us... is 2017 going to be awesome? I guess that depends on your focus. For me, just being alive is enough to ensure that it’ll be a great year. The fact that Donald Trump will take office as the next president of the United States makes the ‘Year of the Rooster’ more eerily appropriate than we could ever have imagined. Certainly he’ll be strutting his stuff in Washington, D.C. His actions will have an impact on trade and the economy, that’s for sure; but if he manages to slap China in the face and get away with it... I’ll buy him a beer. One prediction I plucked from the Internet was that ‘The Year of the Rooster represents a period of hard work and activity, as the rooster is busy from morning to night. … [Read more...] about New Year in Vietnam: What’s next in 2017?
PHU THO (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a New Year visit to the northern provinces of Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc yesterday. In Phu Tho, he was informed by local Party officials that last year, the province achieved greater economic growth than the country as a whole: per capita GDP reached VND20.4 million, equivalent to almost US$1,000, and the poverty rate was about 14 per cent. The province also raised over VND12.3 billion to support needy families during the Lunar New Year festival. Local Party organizations are currently conducting criticism and self-criticism in line with the 11th Party Central Committee's Resolution on Party Building. The Party General Secretary noted that Phu Tho needed to pay attention to the resolution's new points and try to achieve the targets in more creative ways. He suggested the province submit ideas to the Party Central Committee on improving the Party's leadership capacity and strength. For Vinh Phuc, the Party leader … [Read more...] about Party leader heads north for New Year visits
UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano is asking IAEA member states for ideas on how to persuade Israel to sign up to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), according to a document seen by AFP on Thursday. In a letter, dated April 7 and circulated to the foreign ministers of members states of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Amano asked ministers to "inform me of any views that your government might have" on the issue. At the IAEA's last general conference in September 2009, member countries passed a resolution entitled "Israeli nuclear capabilities" which called on the Jewish state "to accede to the NPT and place all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards." Israel is widely considered to be the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear power and is not a signatory to the NPT. The symbolic, non-binding resolution -- which had been tabled by Arab states -- was passed, after some controversial debate, with a total of 49 countries in favour, 45 … [Read more...] about UN watchdog seeks ideas to get Israel to join nuclear treaty
HTC's rumoured 5-inch smart phone for Europe has cropped up in new snaps, giving us a clearer glimpse at what the Taiwanese giganto-phone will look like, as well as colour options. The images, which surfaced at GSMArena, show a slender smart phone with a design that's similar to that of the HTC One X. It looks to have a curved glossy back and the familiar Beats logo stamped on its rear. … [Read more...] about HTC Deluxe 5-inch enormo-phone spied in new leaked snaps