A rough and partial transcript of U.S President Obama's speech with YSEALI Town Hall in Ho Chi Minh City. Obama's speech I want to thank Vietnam government and people for hospitality. I'm deeply touched. Wherever I travel around the world, my job is to meet government leaders, its important means I spend a lot of time with grey hair. One of my favorite part is to get out of the government offices and spend time with young people like you. It's fun and gives me incredible energy, drive that help to propel this region to new heights. I'm hopeful about ASEAN and future of the world. II have strong connection to Asia Pacific and SEA. Born in Hawaii, I have spent time in Indonesia as young boy. This region helped to shape me. I've been very happy with the food. Key part of foreign policy is deepen ties in the region, pursuit TPP, working with governments, together promote peace, sustainable development, protect environment, meet challenges of climate change. Government is only a part … [Read more...] about President Obama talks to 1,000 young people in Ho Chi Minh City
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Global Travel Insurance: "Devoted Fellow Traveller" Life is getting better and the demand for holidays, study and business abroad is increasing in Vietnam. According to the estimation, around 50,000 Vietnamese students go abroad for studies and some one million Vietnamese people travel abroad for business or holiday. Apart from delights in visiting and communicating with new friends and enjoying spectacular discoveries in new places you visit, you also will meet such challenges as differences in culture, language and climate. Annoyances may happen to us at anytime and without any notice in advance. Thus, they will make our life uneasy to a certain extent. Especially, when we lose passports, luggage, or suffer illness or accident, we are usually confused in finding solutions. How can we solve such displeasures? To provide maximum assistance to customers in such hardships, since late 2006, AAA Assurance Corporation officially introduced the Global Travel Insurance product to the … [Read more...] about Global Travel Insurance: “Devoted Fellow Traveller”
Tapping the power of the Vietnamese Identity for global success All of the Asian companies listed on Interbrand's ranking of the Best Global Brands 2012 have Asian names. They include the likes of Samsung, Canon and Toyota. Since a few Vietnamese companies such as Vinamilk, Trung Nguyên, Viettel, have got the ball rolling, it is time for more Vietnamese businesses to be weaned off the need to emulate the West and start to build up unique Vietnamese identities through business ideas. According to an official Vietnamese report, the number of poor households in Vietnam has reduced by 1.76% to approximately 10.24% since October 2012. Is it too soon to celebrate this win? People often define Poverty as the state in which one lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. However, this definition only mentions one facet of poverty: material poverty. Another facet of poverty is Identity Poverty. Like other Asian countries, Vietnam is facing poverty of identity, which is the most … [Read more...] about Tapping the power of the Vietnamese Identity for global success
In 2009, global leaders agreed to try not to let the world warm more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This is sometimes seen as a rule of thumb for keeping on the right side of climate change, within “safe” territory. But that’s not at all how scientists meant it, Professor Camille Parmesan, an expert in biodiversity at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom said. Climate risks don’t begin at 2C, she said; it’s more like where they go from high to intolerably high. The planet has already warmed by about 0.8C (1.7 Fahrenheit) since the late-19th century. Some of the world’s most iconic places are also the most vulnerable, and they are already feeling the effects. “We’re already seeing contraction of species in the most sensitive ecosystems, such as those dependent on sea ice or those living on mountain tops,” she said. “We’re also seeing declines in some tropical systems, such as coral reefs, … [Read more...] about The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water
The millions upon millions of gallons of oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf of Mexico every day is a crude reminder of the many ways humans are fouling the planet. As forests are cleared, cities and suburbs paved and expanded, as the air and sea warm and become increasingly polluted with cancer-causing chemicals and garbage, and with species dropping like flies, the planet's health is being challenged in ways that have not occurred in its entire 4.5-billion-year existence.Can Earth survive? The simple answer is a resounding "yes." When humans are gone, as the fossil record suggests will happen eventually, Earth will clean itself up and take on yet another new look, just as it has done many times in the past. In many ways, Earth's existence has been tested far more dramatically in the past than by anything humans have thrown at it. From its origins as a giant lava ball to an epoch that engulfed the entire planet in ice a mile deep, this planet has seen it all. Our planet was even purple … [Read more...] about Can Earth survive?