Paracel and Spratly Islands have never appeared in Chinese administrative maps

Paracel and Spratly Islands have never appeared in Chinese administrative maps

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In China’s ancient maps, this country’s southernmost point is Hainan Island.  
VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 18

VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 18

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Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister’s activities in Vietnam
US expert condemns China’s violations in Vietnam’s EEZ

US expert condemns China’s violations in Vietnam’s EEZ

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China’s deployment of survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi-8 to Tu Chinh reef (Vanguard Bank) in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has violated international law, Associate Prof. Ryan Martinson of the US Naval War College said.
Vietnam, EU sign Framework Participation Agreement

Vietnam, EU sign Framework Participation Agreement

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Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have inked an agreement on the establishment of a framework for Vietnam’s participation in crisis management activities of the EU.
Revised Labour Code needs to promote rights of female labourers

Revised Labour Code needs to promote rights of female labourers

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The revised Labour Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval this month. However, major changes to the law are still under discussion in an attempt to ensure gender equality and enhance the development of female workers.
Vietnam attends 88th INTERPOL General Assembly in Chile

Vietnam attends 88th INTERPOL General Assembly in Chile

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A delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, headed by Deputy Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Thanh, are attending the 88th INTERPOL General Assembly in Santiago, Chile from October 15 to 18.
Education deputy minister dies after falling from ministry building

Education deputy minister dies after falling from ministry building

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Deputy Minister of Education and Training Le Hai An was found dead after falling from the eighth floor of the ministry’s building this morning, October 17.
Chinese coastguard ships ‘deliberately visible' in the East Sea

Chinese coastguard ships ‘deliberately visible' in the East Sea

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Some Chinese coastguard vessels deployed in the East Sea have deliberately made themselves visible to rival claimants of the contested waters by turning on tracking signals – a move analysts described as an attempt to assert sovereignty.  
Vietnamese President receives newly-accredited ambassadors

Vietnamese President receives newly-accredited ambassadors

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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 16 received newly-accredited ambassadors from Sweden, France, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Angola, Laos, Uzbekistan, the Republic of Korea and Tanzania.
Vietnamese NA Vice Chairwoman meets top Serbian legislator

Vietnamese NA Vice Chairwoman meets top Serbian legislator

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Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong had a meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of the host country Maja Gojkovic on October 16.
Chinese illegal activities hinder COC negotiation process: Vietnamese diplomat

Chinese illegal activities hinder COC negotiation process: Vietnamese diplomat

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This is not the first time Vietnam expressed concerns about China’s violations in the East Sea.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks Hoa Binh, Hanoi to tackle water pollution

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks Hoa Binh, Hanoi to tackle water pollution

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the authorities of Hoa Binh Province and Hanoi City to direct Song Da Water Investment JSC (Viwasupco) to address the polluted tap water from the Da River, discovered last week.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien to be relieved

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien to be relieved

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has been appointed to run the Ministry of Health's Party activities, replacing the former Secretary Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Vietnam to resolutely return foreign waste containers: PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Vietnam to resolutely return foreign waste containers: PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed on October 15 that the Government will take more drastic actions to protect the environment, including returning imported containers of waste to their source countries.  
Singapore, China sign nine cooperation agreements, MoUs

Singapore, China sign nine cooperation agreements, MoUs

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Singapore and China have signed nine agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in various fields such as customs clearance, intellectual property management, education, innovation and communications, and smart city development.