Posts tagged as Vietnam

Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters China claims as its own territory. Those claims overlap with claims by Vietnam and other Asian governments, and an international tribunal in 2016 invalidated China’s vast claims in…

Lithuania’s Nematekas gets green light to export meat products to Vietnam

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lithuania’s Nematekas gets green light to export meat products to Vietnam, informed LETA/BNS. The company has been issued with an export authorization by Vietnam’s competent authority, the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service said. “Lithuanian companies are interested in exporting meat and dairy products to Vietnam’s large market; the country may also become a gateway to other markets in the region,” Darius Remeika, the service’s director, said. According to the veterinary…

Latvia faces more opportunities for cooperation with Vietnam in field of education

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On Wednesday, continuing his working visit to Vietnam, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. During the meeting, Rinkevics emphasized Latvia’s interest in developing more active cooperation with Vietnam in the field of education, especially in higher education. Latvian universities are interested in attracting students from Vietnam, as well as implementing joint projects in…

EU signs trade agreement with Vietnam; human rights defenders oppose it

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

On Sunday, 30 June, European Union signed a trade agreement with Vietnam in Hanoi. This makes it the biggest economic agreement the EU has signed with one of Asia’s countries. The EU was represented by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and EU’s presiding country Romania’s Entrepreneurship Minister Ștefan-Radu Oprea. In accordance with this agreement, 99% of all standing customs duties have been abolished for mutual trade between EU and…

Cracks, confusion in US approach to North Korea as Trump openly defies advisers

By Conor Finnegan on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Three months after the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, cracks and confusion are starting to show in the administration’s approach. President Trump said he views recent missile launches by Kim’s regime “differently” than his advisers. The State Department declined to call those launches “ballistic missiles” or say they violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, even after the Pentagon used the term “ballistic missiles”…

Trump says to meet North Korea’s Kim in Vietnam in late February

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, while giving himself credit for averting a major war on the Korean peninsula. Trump said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in its…

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook <FB.O>, Google and other firms, a government document showed. Vietnamese lawmakers approved the new law in June overriding strong objections from the business community, rights groups and Western governments including the United States, who said the measure would undermine economic development, digital innovation…