Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

Hong Kong’s new national security law takes effect

Hong Kong’s new national security law took effect on Tuesday. Regulations were signed by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and published the same day.   The law covers ‘complicated situations’ where there’s foreign interference and the Special Administrative Region

Vietnam supports non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

At a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Vietnam affirmed its consistent support for disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, and for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of

Joint Commission on Vietnam-Italy Economic Cooperation established

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have signed an agreement establishing a new Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation.   The signing took place during a teleconference between Deputy Minister of

Prague forum promotes Vietnam-Czech tourism cooperation

A Vietnam-Czech Republic tourism forum opened in Prague on Tuesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and to promote tourism recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Tour operators networked and introduced their country’s tourism advantages and tour packages.

National Assembly Chairwoman praises army’s pandemic role

Groups and individuals were honored on Tuesday for their contributions to the fight against COVID-19, among whom the Vietnam People’s Army was one of the main forces working on the frontline. In her remarks at the event, Chairwoman of the

Vietnamese lychees sold in Singapore

Vietnamese lychees are now on the shelves of Singapore’s FairPrice supermarket chain.  This is the first year Singapore has imported lychees from Vietnam on a large scale. 50 tons of lychees have been transported to Singapore already and the volume

Vietnam’s COVID-19 cases remain at 355

Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Of 355 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam, 335 have fully recovered and the rest are receiving treatment and are in stable condition.     Globally, 10.5 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported, with

225 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Japan

The Vietnamese government, VietJet Air, and Japanese authorities on Tuesday repatriated 225 Vietnamese nationals from Japan. The passengers included children under 18, ill or elderly persons, pregnant women, workers with expired labor contracts, and students. Disease prevention measures were strictly

EVFTA will officially take effect on August 1

The European Commission announced Tuesday that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) signed last June, will officially take effect on August 1.    When it comes into effect, the EVFTA will eliminate 65 percent of the tariffs on imports from

Government targets 4% GDP growth this year: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday urged for effort to curb Consumer Price Index (CPI) to below 4% and achieve an economic growth rate of 4% for this year.   Chairing a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Price Management in Hanoi