Pham Quang Hung, head of the International Relations at the education ministry, said the ministry is working on the case with Vietnam Embassy in South Korea, which has contacted the Incheon National University's Korean Language Institute for information. The institute confirmed the students' two-week absence. They are among 1,900 Vietnamese on a one-year Korean language training course, which commenced four months prior. Three Uzbekistani students have also missed class during the period. Hung said the ministry will check if the Vietnamese students had gone to South Korea via illegal agents. South Korean police suspected that the students ran away for illegal work. They are cooperating with the South Korean Immigration Department and the Justice and Education ministries to investigate the incident. Vietnamese students are the fastest growing group attending South Korean universities, second only to China in enrollment numbers, according to the National Institute for International … [Read more...] about Vietnam joins investigation of 161 students disappearing in South Korea
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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in northern Bac Ninh Province has asked all relevant authorities to investigate the illegal dumping of toxic waste by a local environment company into the province’s Cau River. An overview of Thuan Thanh Environment JSC in Thuan Thanh District in northern Bac Ninh Province. — Photo tuoitrethudo.com.vn In a document, the department has asked local authorities in Phong Khe, Dai Phuc and Van Duong wards to urgently examine illegal dumping along the river. Any violations must be strictly fined, it said. The move was made after local press reported that Thuan Thanh Environment JSC, which is in charge of collecting, transporting and treating hazardous waste in Thuan Thanh District’s Gia Dong Commune, was illegally dumping waste into the river. Le Duc Tho, deputy head of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment's Division of Environmental Protection said the division has asked all businesses … [Read more...] about Bac Ninh investigates illegal dumping of toxic waste into Cau River
Workers of the hospital's Microbiology Department cut thousands of HIV and Hepatitis B test strips in half in order to use them for two people instead of one. Thu Hằng In Việt Nam, there is a saying that goes 'lương y như từ mẫu', meaning that good doctors are like loving mothers. I agree and I respect doctors for their important role in society as well as the demanding nature of their job. When we are sick, we completely count on our doctors. But recent medical mistakes and fraud in the healthcare sector have caused a great deal of public concern and left many of us wondering who to trust. The recent case where medical workers were alleged to have cut HIV testing strips at Hà Nội's Saint Paul Hospital, the largest hospital under the management of Hà Nội, created widespread panic. Many people have asked whether other establishments were doing similar things. Are all test results to be trusted or not? VTV24 … [Read more...] about Public losing trust in health workers
Americas News China to buy US$50 billion in U.S. farm products in return for tariff concessions - U.S. sources The Saigon Times Daily Friday, Dec 13, 2019,09:00 (GMT+7) China to buy US$50 billion in U.S. farm products in return for tariff concessions - U.S. sourcesThe Saigon Times Daily Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 4, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House has agreed to suspend some tariffs on Chinese goods and reduce others in return for Beijing’s pledge to hike purchases of U.S. farm products in 2020, sources said on Thursday, taking a step towards de-escalating the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. A source briefed on the status of bilateral negotiations said the United States would suspend tariffs on US$160 billion in Chinese goods expected to go into effect on Dec. 15 and roll back existing tariffs. In … [Read more...] about China to buy US$50 billion in U.S. farm products in return for tariff concessions – U.S. sources
Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?