The Hanoitimes - Together, the two countries have crafted a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. US Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) Robert C. O’Brien has ended his two-day Vietnam visit with a speech highlighting the rules-based principles in the Indo-Pacific. US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien. Photo: US Embassy Hanoi The two countries share a deep commitment to an Indo-Pacific rooted in rules of respect, fairness, and principles of international law such as sovereignty and freedom of navigation, O’Brien said in a speech delivered at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi on November 22. “This region has no interest in returning to an imperial era in which “might makes right,” O’Brien noted. As such, America has taken a firm stance against China’s coercion in the South China Sea and the growing security threats in the Mekong region, he added. Talking about the visit, he said it reaffirms … [Read more...] about US, Vietnam share deep commitment to rules-based principles: O’Brien
In his speech, Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong first praised state departments, the local authorities of all districts and Thu Duc City, and healthcare workers, laborers in HCMC for their contribution to fight against Covid-19 during Tet holiday, helping all residents to have a warm and merry time. Regarding the upcoming tasks in 2021, Chairman Phong asked that all cadres in state units and businesses, organizations sited in HCMC prioritize Covid-19 prevention. He also affirmed that the city has sufficient test kits to detect the virus, with the regular capacity of processing 15,000 samples a day, up to the maximum of 30,000 samples at peak time. There are now 317 healthcare teams available to collect from 100,000 to 200,000 samples per day for testing. More importantly, he demanded that HCMC have to maintain all necessary activities to avoid community infection at all cost. In order to fulfill the dual goal of containing the pandemic and restarting the economy, the Chairman … [Read more...] about HCMC boosting state work after Tet holiday
A Chinese man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $8,000 for years of unpaid housework, in a landmark divorce case that has sparked furious debate in China. Under China's new civil code divorcing spouses have the right for the first time to request compensation if they bore more responsibilities at home. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri) Under the country's new civil code, which came into effect this year, divorcing spouses have the right for the first time to request compensation if they bore more responsibilities at home. Ex-wife Wang told the Beijing court that during five years of marriage she "looked after the child and managed household chores, while (her husband) Chen did not care about or participate in any other household affairs besides going to work". She filed a claim for extra compensation for housework and childcare duties, according to a February 4 court statement. The court ruled that Wang had indeed taken on more household … [Read more...] about Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling
Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy has called on the international community to assist ASEAN in preventing risks of violence and helping millions of people in Myanmar who are bearing the economic brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. He made the call while addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s informal meeting on Myanmar held on February 26 under the chair of its President Volkan Bozkir. Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy (Photo: VNA) Quy underlined that the current developments in Myanmar are harmful to the stability, development and legitimate interests of its people. He urged stakeholders to exert restraint, avoid escalating tensions and seek dialogues towards satisfying solutions which are in line with the Constitution and the law, as well as people’s aspiration and will. The Vietnamese Ambassador also noted that the international community needs to support and create the best … [Read more...] about Vietnam urges int’l community to work with ASEAN in Myanmar issue
The Hanoitimes - Rising investment is expected to bring about a further increase in the number of foreign workers in Vietnam. A government decree released late 2020 has guided the working of foreigners in Vietnam with some significant changes that foreign workers need to take notes. Vietnam is expected to see rising foreign workers. Legal experts at Tilleke & Gibbins will help address the new points. Vietnam has been an attractive destination for foreign workers in recent years. According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, a state authority managing labor-related matters, 91,200 foreigners worked in Vietnam at the end of July 2019. By March 18, 2020, the number increased to 94,000. Although these numbers are still low if compared with some other ASEAN countries, they show the growing trend of foreigners moving to Vietnam for work and living. Further, as a result of the trade conflict between the US and China and Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about What are new labor rules for foreigners working in Vietnam?