This is a worry shared by Prof Portes, who points out that: "The London G20 Summit of 2009 agreed a $1tn (£800bn) package of international cooperation, even Germany joined in. But now there is no leadership in the G20, and the USA is absent from the international scene." … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?
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HCM City (VNA) – The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on June 24 sentenced a Vietnamese-American and two Vietnamese citizens to a total 30 years in prison for engaging in activities to overthrow the people’s administration, in accordance with Article 109 of the 2015 Criminal Code. US citizen Nguyen Michael Phuong Minh, born 1964, was given a 12-year sentence, while Huynh Duc Thanh Binh, born 1996 and residing in HCM City’s District 10, got 10 years in prison and Tran Long Phi, born 1998 and residing in Dong Nai province’s Bien Hoa city, got 8 years. Nguyen Michael Phuong Minh will be deported from Vietnam after serving his time in prison. A fourth defendant in the case, Huynh Duc Thinh, who is father of Huynh Duc Thanh Binh, was imprisoned for one year on the charge of not denouncing criminals. The judging council said the defendants’ acts were especially serious, posing danger to society and directly harming the existence of the … [Read more...] about Three men imprisoned for attempting to overthrow people’s administration
Specifically, checkpoints have been established on the Hanoi Highway, the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway, National Highways 1, 22, and 50, the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway, and Binh Trieu Bridge near Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station. … [Read more...] about Traffic checkpoints set up at Saigon entrances to enforce transport restrictions
The two sides said they will co-ordinate to intensify measures to minimise the socio-economic impact caused by the pandemic, maintain open markets, stabilise the exchange of trade, services and investment, and ensure the supply of essential goods, especially medical supplies. … [Read more...] about ASEAN, US enhance co-operation in COVID-19 fight
"This silence is probably a good opportunity for each of us to slow down, and reflect more on life. In difficult times, each individual should maintain a positive mindset and act more responsibly within their community, join hands with the Government and build a better Saigon," Thien said. … [Read more...] about Social distancing leaves Saigon landmarks deserted