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UK child medical charity praised

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presents the Friendship Order to Katrin Kandel, Executive Director of Facing the World

The Vietnamese government has just presented the Friendship Order to Katrin Kandel, Executive Director of Facing the World – a United Kingdom-based medical charity in recognition of the contributions that she and her organisation have made to Vietnam over the past decade. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh …

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Teachers call for help for poor facilities

Huts used as classrooms

Nursery and primary pupils and teachers at Ta Hoc School in Son La Province are in need of financial support to have better facilities. The children at Pa No School Site, under Ta Hoc Primary School, in Ta Hoc Commune, have to stay at school and live in dilapidated huts …

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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer seen with US President Donald Trump, said trade talks will seek to end imbalances with the EU and Japan.

U.S. officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan. This is a part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade …

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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday.

The country became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate sale and recreational use of marijuana on Wednesday. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, but sharply questioned …

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Momenta, China’s first autonomous driving unicorn company

Momenta receives $1 billion investment.

Momenta, a China-based autonomous driving company, announced Thursday that it has secured a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion. Existing investor NIO Capital and Pagoda Investment increased their investments. Strategic investors, including Tencent, government funds from Shanghai and Suzhou, China Merchants Group, and CCB International …

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Auction all public land, proposes head of parliament

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan proposed that all public land be put up for auction.

Vietnam should put all public land up for auction to increase transparency in resource management, National Assembly Chairwoman says. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said Tuesday that many businesses and individuals have been given land without going through a bidding process, resulting in losses to the state coffers. Many people, including …

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