Dead fish found in a breeding cage. Photo infonet.vnViet Nam News HÀ TĨNH — Agencies in the central province of Hà Tĩnh have been trying to identify the cause of the mass fish deaths in the local coastal breeding cages on Saturday. Phan Duy Vĩnh, deputy chairman of the province’s Kỳ Anh Town, was quoted by local newspapers as saying the town authorities and the province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment had taken samples of dead fish in the town for testing. Earlier on Saturday morning, breeders and traders who own cages placed in the waters of Vũng Áng sea zone found that their fish and squid had died en mass. A report released by the town authorities said they had found 240kg of dead fish and squid. However, all the dead fish were those that had been bred. The report also mentioned the fish died because of oxygen shortage. It said the construction of habours in nearby Hoành Sơn Port had … [Read more...] about Mass fish deaths reported near Formosa plant
The event, held at the relic site of former imperial capital of Hoa Lu in Truong Yen commune, saw the presence of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former President Truong Tan Sang, former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, serving and former leaders of the Party and State, along with a large number of local people and visitors. In her speech, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee of Ninh Binh province Nguyen Thi Thanh recalled the country’s glorious history, noting that in 968, Dinh Bo Linh put down the anarchy of the 12 warlords to become king under the name Dinh Tien Hoang. He named the country Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) and set up the capital in Hoa Lu, which is now Ninh Binh. Thanh said the establishment of the first centralized feudal state heralded a new era for the country after a millennium under the rule of dynasties from the north. The country’s name … [Read more...] about Grand ceremony marks 1,050 years of Vietnam’s first feudal state
April 25, 2018 | 03:51 pm GMT+7 An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the land on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines. Photo by Reuters/Ritchie B. The equipment installed by China causes radio jamming and seriously violates Vietnam's sovereignty. Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that China has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty by installing military jamming equipment on outposts in Truong Sa, Spratly Islands off the South China Sea, commonly known as the East Sea in Vietnam. Le Thi Thu Hang told the press that the establishment of China's electronic warfare equipment to cause radio jamming on Mischief Reef and Fiery Cross on Truong Sa goes against international conventions and Vietnam requested the northern neighbor to remove the system. She also told the press that China has repeatedly acted counter to … [Read more...] about Vietnam demands that China remove its military jamming equipment from Spratly Islands
The Senate of Canada has approved a motion which condemns China for its “aggressive and expansive behavior” in the South China Sea, known in Vietnam as the East Sea. The proposal describes China’s activities in the sea area as “escalating and hostile behavior” and urges all parties to the dispute to uphold their rights of freedom of navigation and aviation in accordance with international law and the United Nations Convention of the Sea, The Globe and Mail reported on Tuesday. This is considered a rare move for Canada, said the report, saying the measure comes at a time when Canada is seeking to open formal trade negotiations with China, currently the world’s second-biggest economy. “By passing this motion, the Senate is stating its concern on China’s escalating and hostile behavior in the South China Sea, and urging the government of Canada to take a principled position on one of the biggest geopolitical conflicts of our time,” The … [Read more...] about Canada criticizes China for its ‘hostile behavior’ in East Sea: report
Malaysian-owned Chin Well Fasteners Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Chin Well Fasteners), located in Hung Nghiep Formosa Co., Ltd.’s industrial park subdivision in Dong Nai province, is waiting for the authorities’ conclusion on the suspicion that it has not resolved environmental issues at its facility. Chin Well Fasteners Vietnam may not have put a stop to its environmental violations On April 18, during the inspection to verify whether the firm has successfully remedied the damage caused by its environmental violations, the authority found large amounts of waste mud and chemicals buried around the factory of Chin Well Fasteners Vietnam. The representative of the board of management of Dong Nai Industrial Zones Authority told VIR that during the past two years, the inspection team of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment has conducted weekly inspections to supervise the firm’s actions to mitigate the it caused. “At the latest inspection, the … [Read more...] about Chin Well Fasteners fails to resolve environmental violation?