Firms promote Vietnamese handicrafts in Italy Nearly 40 Vietnamese firms are introducing their handicraft products like rattan, brocade and earthware items at the 2018 L'Artigiano in Fiera in Milan, Italy. The 23rd edition of the L’ Artigiano in Fiera takes place from December 1-9. It is an international industry event that’s been celebrating artisans across the world and their creations for more than 20 years. The event is also a rendezvous for Vietnamese handicraft businesses to promote their goods, such as rattan and bamboo products, brocades to international customers in recent years. In addition, Vietnam’s conical hat is featured in the fair’s promotional video this year. Trade Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh said the L'Artigiano in Fiera offers opportunities for Vietnamese firms to promote their products and study market demand, as well as learn experiences in production and design to meet the demand of consumers … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 11/12
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VietNamNet Bridge - China's motive since the Philippines promoted legal solutions to the East Sea dispute, is to focus on developing its "muscle power" to assert sovereignty in the field. Last week 180 delegates from Asian and European countries discussed marine security at a conference themed “Marine security and development: International cooperation and European-Asian experience sharing” in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province. During the 2-day conference, delegates discussed ways to enhance cooperation in dealing with marine security issues and affirmed the need to foster cooperation, amidst the escalation of strategic competition between countries. They also talked about the upcoming ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the "East Sea case" as well as the reaction of the parties involved. On this issue, VietNamNet would like to introduce the following analysis. China’s ignorance and use of "muscle" Recently at the Shangri-La Dialogue 2016, US … [Read more...] about Before the “sensitive” moment, China exerts its ‘muscle”
The dead of winter - especially this winter with its massive snow storms in the eastern United States - is not the easiest time to make the case for global warming. Short-term weather events and long-range climate change are not the same thing, of course, but it's hard to separate them in the public's mind. But it's even harder these days to convincingly argue that climate change is a reality. "Gloomy unemployment numbers, public frustration with Washington, attacks on climate science, and mobilized opposition to national climate legislation represent a 'perfect storm' of events that have lowered public concerns about global warming even among the alarmed," says Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change. Yale and George Mason University recently polled on the question. Since 2008, the number of people who don't believe global warming is happening has more than doubled to 16 percent. At the same time, those "alarmed" at the prospect of climate change has … [Read more...] about How do you convince people of global warming in a snowstorm?