The central City of Đà Nẵng is on the New York Times' list of 52 places to go in 2019. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The central city of Đà Nẵng has been named by The New York Times in its list of 52 places to go in 2019. The American newspaper with worldwide influence and readership has ranked Đà Nẵng in the top 15 in their annual list of 52 places to go this year. The third-largest city of Việt Nam has gone from a place that is "best known for being a gateway to UNESCO Heritage town of Hội An" to an attraction "with strong foodie scene and new hotels and resorts popping up on a five-mile-long beach strip.", the newspaper describe Đà Nẵng. It also advises travelers not to leave without having a bowl of mì Quảng (Quảng noodle soup), "the justifiably famous local noodle soup", which costs $1 at street-food stalls. The … [Read more...] about Đà Nẵng is one of the best places to go in 2019: The New York Times
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The UK's night-time economy is now said to be the UK's fifth-biggest industry with annual revenues of £66bn. It is 04:00 in central London's clubbing district, Soho. People are slowly streaming out of the clubs, some huddled in doorways waiting for taxis, others dancing on the kerb, merry and very loud. The night-time economy is a growing part of the UK economy. Nationally, it is the UK's fifth-biggest industry, accounting for at least 8% of the UK's employment and annual revenues of £66bn, according to the Night Time Industries Association. In fact, the growth of that business activity at night-time prompted London's mayor to call upon the talents of TV presenter and performer Amy Lamé. She has been London's first "night czar" since 2016, and is in charge of the city between 18:00 and 06:00. "My role encompasses looking after the welfare and wellbeing of the 1.6 million people that are usually working in London. My biggest concern is the 190,000 that work for the … [Read more...] about The growing importance of the night-time economy
Groups of mainland visitors and officials visited officers stationed on the Ladd Reef of Việt Nam's Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI — The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982) and also the 25th year since Việt Nam ratified the convention. On the occasion, Dr. Lê Thị Tuyết Mai, a member of the Executive Board of the Việt Nam Society of International Law, Chair of Việt Nam Lawyers Association Branch at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the Department of International Law and Treaties, wrote an article entitled “UNCLOS 1982: Overarching framework for establishing the legal order for the seas and oceans, promoting development and cooperation at sea". The following is the full text of the article. On June 23, 1994, the National Assembly of … [Read more...] about UNCLOS 1982 remains a framework for legal order for the seas and oceans
With more than a billion subscribers, India is one of the biggest mobile markets - what went wrong? One of India's biggest telecoms firms, Vodafone India, has posted record second quarter losses of 510bn rupees ($7bn; £5.4bn) further exacerbating fears about the state of the industry. Economist Vivek Kaul explains further. What has caused these losses in such a big market? With more than a billion mobile subscribers, India is one of the world's biggest telecoms markets. But there are two reasons for this bloodbath. The first is that for many years while the prices of telephone calls fell, data prices continued to remain high. However, with the entry of Reliance Jio three years ago, this entirely changed. The company slashed data prices and, in the process, managed to change what was essentially a voice market into a data market. This resulted in India ending up with the cheapest mobile data in the world. But this put massive pressure on the players already in the market. … [Read more...] about How did Vodafone lose $7bn in India in just one quarter?
After a fiery overnight stand-off, some protesters tried to leave - but were met with tear gas. Police are surrounding a Hong Kong university campus after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside. Dozens of protesters tried to leave after sunrise but turned back as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The police said tear gas was fired because "a large group of masked rioters...suddenly charged at cordons". Earlier, police tried to enter Polytechnic University (PolyU) but were met with petrol bombs and bricks. The acting president of PolyU's student union Ken Woo told broadcaster RTHK that at least 500 people remained inside the campus. He said fresh water was available, but food supplies were running low. Demonstrators have been occupying the site for days, as Hong Kong's violent protests continue to escalate. On Monday afternoon, police said protesters could leave the campus via Cheong Wan Road South Bridge - but urged them to drop their weapons and … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protests: Police surround campus after night of violence