According to statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, China represents the largest market among the 14 RCEP countries that the nation has established trade ties with. Indeed, turnover between the two sides reached US$103.5 billion during the first 10 months of the year. Of the figure, the value of Vietnamese export commodities stood at US$37.9 billion, while the nation’s imports came to US$65.6 billion. Furthermore, two-way trade turnover with the RoK hit US$53.5 billion, including US$16 billion from Vietnamese exports and US$37.5 billion from its imports. Indeed, import and export trade turnover was recorded at more than US$32 billion with Japan, ASEAN at US$43.4 billion, Australia at US$6.77 billion and New Zealand at US$870 million. This comes following the RCEP being signed on November 14 by leaders of 15 countries from the Asia-Pacific region that make up 29% of global GDP. The pact was signed online by leaders of 10 ASEAN member states, along … [Read more...] about Trade between Vietnam and RCEP nations reaches US$240 billion
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Vaccine passports – the future?, illustration photo, source: internet At the end of December, thousands of Europeans received the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine after the company received authorisation in the EU. Since then, other countries such as the US, Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, India, and several Asian countries, including Vietnam, have also started to receive or order vaccines to prepare for mass vaccination programmes. This has awakened optimism about an end to the pandemic and the idea of a vaccine passport. A heated discussion Some parts of the world, such as the Seychelles, Cyprus, and Romania, have begun to remove quarantine requirements for visitors who have been vaccinated. In early January, Denmark also announced that it would issue vaccine passports to citizens within the next three to four months. To get digital vaccine passports, Danish citizens will have to declare their medical and vaccination status on a government-issued app. … [Read more...] about Vaccine passports – the future?
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with Juventus' Swedish forward Dejan Kulusevski (L) and Juventus' Turkish defender Merih Demiral after scoring his second goal during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Crotone on February 22, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.(Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) The latest figures compare to losses of 50.3 million euros in the first half of the club's 2019/20 financial year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. "The first half of the 2020/2021 financial year was heavily penalised by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures imposed by the authorities," Juventus said of a season played with matches behind closed doors. "The pandemic directly and significantly affected, above all, ticket sales and sales of products and licenses, with a consequent negative impact on operating income, net income and financial debt." The club had reported losses of 89.7 million euros for the year … [Read more...] about Juventus financial losses grow amid coronavirus pandemic
Three conditions are needed to make online teaching more common in Vietnam: parents’ support, teachers’ capability of shifting to new teaching methods and students’ readiness for a new style of interaction. Phuong Hoai Nga, MA in Psychology, from The Olympia Schools, said that parents are worrief about online teaching because they don’t have confidence in the teaching method. In fact, any form of teaching would be ineffective if three subjects of the process – students, parents and teachers – don’t have common purposes. Parents think their children cannot concentrate during online lessons. But in fact, they may lose concentration even in offline classes. Nga, though understanding parents’ worries, still believes that it is necessary to popularize online teaching, which is a growing tendency in the world, instead of discontinuing it when the pandemic is contained. “Why don’t we teach and study online if parents have necessary conditions to support their children, teachers … [Read more...] about Education Ministry considers more online teaching for Vietnam
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded 3 new COVID-19 infections over the past 12 hours to 6pm on March 7, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The new cases included 2 imported who were quarantined in Bac Ninh province right after their arrival, and one in Hai Duong province. The new patients brought the total count in the country to 2,512, including 1,585 domestically-transmitted cases. The Treatment Subcommittee reported that a total of 1,920 patients had been given the all-clear from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 so far, and the fatalities remained at 35. Among the active patients undergoing treatment, 65 tested negative to the virus once, 57 twice and 137 thrice. As many as 45,219 people who had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined across the country, including 506 in hospitals, 14,266 in other establishments, … [Read more...] about Vietnam records three more COVID-19 cases on March 7 afternoon