Talking Shop (27-10-2005) Microsoft looks to Viet Nam market Viet Nam News spoke late last week to visiting Microsoft Regional Vice President for the Asia Pacific, Eduardo Rosini, about the US software giant's plan to expand its presence in the Vietnamese market. What do you hope to achieve from this visit to Viet Nam? The purpose of my trip, apart from getting to know this beautiful country, is to obtain a firsthand experience of the current situation of Viet Nam's IT industry to see how Microsoft can best align our strategy in this context so we can serve the Vietnamese consumers better and eventually grow faster with Viet Nam. Just an hour ago, I had a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem where we had a very fruitful discussion on some upcoming projects on which we will be co-operating with the Vietnamese Government. I also reaffirmed our long-term commitments to Viet Nam. Microsoft has just signed some memoranda of understanding and agreements with the Government. … [Read more...] about Microsoft looks to Viet Nam market
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Talking Law (17-10-2007) WTO dispute settlement: where does Viet Nam stand? by Paolo R Vergano, FRATINI VERGANO - European Lawyers, Brussels, Belgium The WTO dispute settlement mechanism, dating back to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation in 1995, is a cornerstone of the WTO system. It provides an instrument through which WTO members can police each other and ensure compliance with agreements and commitments. The WTO dispute settlement system does not confer immediate and direct rights on private operators and traders, but it may ultimately provide them, through their governments' actions and representation, with a powerful tool to address international trade disputes, regulatory distortions, discriminatory practices, non-tariff barriers and other impediments that have immediate negative effects. Despite not having a formal and direct role in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, private businesses may play an important role in assisting their governments, providing … [Read more...] about WTO dispute settlement: where does Viet Nam stand?
Over Hoang Sa And Truong Sa ArchipelagoesPREFACE BTO - Viet Nam has more than 3,000 coastal islands and two offshore archipelagoes, namely Hoang Sa archipelago and Truong Sa archipelago. The closest point of Hoang Sa archipelago is 120 nautical miles from the east of Quang Ngai. Meanwhile, the closest point of Truong Sa archipelago is about 250 nautical miles to the east of Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province. These two archipelagoes are the inseparable part of Viet Nam's territory. The State of Viet Nam has already exercised the sovereignty over the two archipelagoes for hundred of years. The sovereignty of Viet Nam over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes is in full accordance with international law and supported by numerous legal and historical evidences. With a view to helping the readers have a better understanding of the process of establishing and exercising Viet Nam's sovereignty over these two archipelagoes, the National Political Publishing House … [Read more...] about Viet Nam’s Sovereignty
Talking Shop (25-10-2007) HSBC to develop local branches, strengthen investment in Viet Nam Viet Nam News reporter Viet Thang talked to the Chairman of HSBC Asia Pacific, Vincent Cheng, about the bank's preparations for their local incorporation and continued investments in Viet Nam. … [Read more...] about HSBC to develop local branches, strengthen investment in Viet Nam
Just once in her long career as a painter has, Toba Mika felt truly stuck. Up until the early 90s, Mika, from the Japanese city of Aichi, was busy painting flowers and plants. Then she ran out of ideas. "It seemed that I was finished as an artist. Then I came to Viet Nam and this country's beauty opened up a whole new world for me." Viet Nam was a kind of miracle for Mika and has provided constant inspiration ever since her first visit in 1994. The artist, who studied in Kyoto and currently works as professor at the Kyoto Seika University of Arts, has since returned to Viet Nam every year, visiting different regions of the country to create her art. … [Read more...] about Japanese artist finds muse in Viet Nam