The survey, done by market research firm Indochina Research, interviewed more than 300 people aged 18 to 60 in the country's biggest cities Hanoi and Saigon, about what they thought were the most pressing social concerns. A very high 86 percent identified food safety, while 77 percent said air pollution. Other issues of concern to comprise the top five were water pollution, sexual harassment and healthcare. While Saigon residents cared more about healthcare and education access, gender discrimination, unfair competition and racism, Hanoians worried about air pollution. Women in particular paid much more attention to food safety, healthcare access and sexual harassment than men, according to the survey released late last month. People from lower-income backgrounds cared more about healthcare, clean water and access to education access, while higher-incomers paid more attention to sexual harassment and corruption. The survey findings suggested that low-income people tend to care more … [Read more...] about Food safety, air pollution top social concerns in Vietnam
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The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will see the planet's political and business elites descend on the Swiss city of Davos this week. The Local takes a closer look. What’s the WEF? The WEF was set up in 1971 in Geneva by social entrepreneur Klaus Schwab. Independent and not-for-profit, it aims to bring political and business leaders together to help them collaborate on global challenges and find solutions. According to its 2017-18 annual report, the WEF’s revenue of 327 million Swiss francs (€288 million) went towards activities supporting engagement in the fields of digital economy, education, healthcare, IT, mobility, the environment and energy, among others. What happens at Davos? The WEF’s glitzy annual meeting, which runs from Tuesday to Friday this week, is being held for the 49th year. The gathering sees itself as the “foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top … [Read more...] about Davos 2019: What you need to know about ‘the world’s most exclusive business bash’
Will Weissert, Associated Press Updated 9:10 pm PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, speaks about border security at a news conference at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Bonnen, a veteran Republican who was a key lieutenant of the previous speaker, is set to become the new speaker of the Texas House. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, speaks about border security at a news conference at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Bonnen, a veteran Republican who was a key ... more Photo: Jay Janner, AP Photo: Jay Janner, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, state Rep. … [Read more...] about Social issues could take back seat in new Texas Legislature
By Robin Givhan, The Washington Post Published 11:32 am PST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Tom Hoops Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Edward Enninful, the new editor in chief of British Vogue, is supremely confident in both his aesthetic beliefs and in his worldview. In short order, he has upended a century-old publication, … [Read more...] about Is Edward Enninful the next Anna Wintour?
Vietnamese consumers are besieged by counterfeit goods that are invading every area of life – from household items to electronics, clothes, and even health products – exerting a genuinely negative effect on consumers’ health and original manufacturers’ benefits. Counterfeit goods – a serious problem Over the past years, the manufacturing and sales of counterfeit goods and other forms of intellectual property infringement have been on the rise, with increasingly sophisticated methods to avoid detection by customers and authorities alike. Annually, the Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance inspects, handles, and prevents tens of thousands of trade fraud and origin and intellectual property violations. In the first six months of 2018, Vietnamese agencies detected, arrested, and handled 88,229 cases of violations, issuing fines of more than VND7.427 trillion ($322.9 million). This included more than 5,000 cases of counterfeit and intellectual … [Read more...] about Counterfeit goods growing into serious social issue