Category Archives: Legal Matters

China blasts dam to release floodwaters

Chinese authorities of Mianyang city, Sichuan province, on Wednesday evening blasted a dam to release the surging waters behind it. 1,800 local residents were evacuated to safe shelters. Continuing heavy rain has caused water levels in many rivers there to

Vietnam joins UNSC discussion on situation in Lebanon, Sudan

– Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN, said that providing relief for Lebanese civilians should be the top priority, and called on the international community to increase humanitarian aid to Lebanon. Ambassador Quy made

China’s illegal acts in the East Sea not conducive to maintaining international order: Japan

China’s attempts to change the status quo in the South China Sea (called East Sea in Vietnam) risks provoking a stern response from the international community, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday. Beijing’s efforts at transforming

Prime Minister chairs government’s meeting on law building

 -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday chaired a government meeting to discuss legislative program focusing on 4 bills, including the revised Law on Drugs Control and Prevention. The Prime Minister told delegates that the revised law should be transparent and

Mike Pompeo: ASEAN fosters a more stable, prosperous, peaceful region

   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for decades has fostered a more stable, prosperous, and peaceful region and ASEAN-led mechanisms lie in the center of the US vision of the Indo-Pacific region, as well as that of its

43 countries, territories ratify UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Three more countries on Thursday completed the procedures to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons  (TPNW), taking the total number of countries and territories that ratified this document to 43, close to the 50 figure needed for the treaty to

Soldiers on the front line of COVID-19 battle Soldiers on the front line of COVID-19 battle

“Thank you, soldiers!” This is the heartfelt sentiment of Vietnamese citizens returning home from overseas and quarantined at facilities in south-central KhanhHoa province’s military units towards those who have cared for them in recent days.   Vo Van Thao, born

ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

  For the first time in the ILO’s history, an International Labour Convention has been ratified by all members. Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour on Wednesday achieved universal ratification and became the most rapidly ratified

Foreign casualties reported in Beirut blast

-Two employees of the Belgian Embassy in Lebanon and members of their families have suffered injuries as a result of a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. The Belgian foreign minister Philippe Goffin said two embassy officials and two of their family

US reiterates objection to China’s illegal claims in East Sea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had tele-talks on the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) issue with top diplomats of Singapore and Indonesia. During talks with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Pompeo reiterated the US’s support for