Geographical indication given to Ly Son garlic Business

Geographical indication given to Ly Son garlic

The Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Intellectual Property Office handed over a certificate to the People’s Committee of Ly Son island district recognising its specialty garlic with a geographical indication (GI) during a ceremony on July 5.
Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags World

Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags

Jakarta began a new chapter in reducing plastic waste on July 1, when a gubernatorial regulation banning single-use plastic bags in traditional markets, modern supermarkets and minimarkets across the capital city of Indonesia took effect.
ASEAN+3 strengthens emergency liquidity programme ASEAN

ASEAN+3 strengthens emergency liquidity programme

The Republic of Korea (RoK), China, Japan and ten ASEAN nations (ASEAN+3) have strengthened their emergency liquidity programme to better cope with possible financial crises, Seoul's finance ministry said on June 23.
'Funky balls' could be added to banned drug list Society

'Funky balls' could be added to banned drug list

The Government has asked the Ministry of Public Security to study and add recreational nitrous oxide balloons, also known as funky balls, to the list of drugs and precursor substances for strict management and supervision.
Vietnam rejects China’s “Four Sha” claims in East Sea Politics

Vietnam rejects China’s “Four Sha” claims in East Sea

In late 2019 and early 2020 China announced its “Four-Sha” sovereignty claims over the East Sea in two diplomatic notes sent to the UN Secretary-General, with the aim of replacing the so-called “nine-dash line” that had been previously rejected by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson Politics

China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson

China’s circulation of a number of diplomatic notes at the United Nations (UN) that raise unreasonable sovereignty claims over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos as well as maritime claims in the East Sea runs counter to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an official said on April 23.
Book released on occasion of third anniversary of East Sea ruling World

Book released on occasion of third anniversary of East Sea ruling

Peter Lang, an academic publisher, has released a book on the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) conflict which provides readers a comprehensive view of the territorial disputes after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) issued a ruling against China’s claims in the sea on July 12, 2016.