Business

Economists call for new model for global integration

Low tech production and exports largely based on natural resources aroused concerns from economists at a workshop held in Hanoi on May 24, who called for new model of economic development after three years joining the World Trade Organisation.
Clashes kill one, injure 20 others in Thailand World

Clashes kill one, injure 20 others in Thailand

The Thai army on the night of May 13 clashed with “red-shirts” protesters at the second gate of Lumpini park in Bangkok, leaving one killed and over 20 people injured, local media said.
Society

Need shown for communal post offices

Although the communal cultural post office in On Luong commune, Phu Luong district, northern Thai Nguyen province, only closed for maintenance a short time ago, many people have already asked representatives from the local People's Council for it to be re-opened.
Society

No-Smoking battle wins ground: poll

Findings from a survey released on May 5 revealed that 77 percent of Vietnamese people who had seen anti-smoking material oppose being exposed to second hand smoke in public places.
Society

Illegal crossings cause deaths

Railway accidents, particularly at level crossings, have risen alarmingly this year, according to Pham Van Binh, head of the Vietnam Railway Corporation’s Traffic Safety Committee.
Politics

Vietnam, China hold talks over tourism cooperation

Tourism officials from Vietnam and China met on April 7 in Beijing for the first negotiation session regarding a bilateral tourism cooperation agreement and a specific deal on joint tourist development of Ban Gioc - Detian Waterfalls.
World

Cambodia suspends marriages to RoK people

Cambodia has suspended the licensing of marriages between its citizens and those of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in an effort to curb human trafficking, the foreign ministry said on March 19.