Nguyen Minh Cuong, principal economist at the Asian Development Bank in Vietnam The early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are now taking place and it will at the same time bring immense opportunities as well as formidable challenges to Vietnam. Over the past two years, there have been various discussions on the impact to the economy and how the country can be prepared to catch up and reap the benefits. Industry 4.0 by nature is aspirational and it reflects the advanced stage of Vietnam’s transformation. It does not happen on purpose at the beginning. Rather, it evolved naturally from the digital era in the early 2000s and expanding to include Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Big Data, and cloud computing, with more technical innovations to come in the future. This revolution is penetrating Vietnam incrementally and may fundamentally transform the economy. The country is enduring far-reaching economic restructuring, from labour and … [Read more...] about FTAs to open up markets for Vietnam
Vietnam aims to leap by 5-7 places in business environment improvement rankings in 2019 The Government plans to drastically boost the improvement of the business environment, targeting to put Vietnam's business environment and competitiveness into the ASEAN top 4. Party and State leaders hosted a national teleconference between the Government and 63 provinces and cities nationwide in Hanoi on December 28. The target was announced at a national teleconference between the Government and 63 provinces and cities nationwide in Hanoi on December 28, under the draft Resolution on continuing to carry out the main solutions to improve the business environment and national competitiveness in 2019, towards 2021, as presented at the conference. In particular, it set raising Vietnam’s place in the Ease of Doing Business Rankings by the World Bank (WB) to 15-20 levels, particularly, from 5-7 steps in 2019. Meanwhile, it also sets to increase Vietnam’s position in global … [Read more...] about Vietnam aims to leap by 5-7 places in business environment improvement rankings in 2019
Steve Eder, New York Times Published 10:01 pm PST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 The Westminster Apartments in Brooklyn, Dec. 21, 2018. Dr. Manny Weinstein, a podiatrist, moved into a Trump-owned apartment here the same year that Donald Trump received an exemption from the draft due to a diagnosis of bone spurs in his feet. (Dave Sanders/The New York Times) less The Westminster Apartments in Brooklyn, Dec. 21, 2018. Dr. Manny Weinstein, a podiatrist, moved into a Trump-owned apartment here the same year that Donald Trump received an exemption from the draft due to a ... more Photo: DAVE SANDERS, NYT Photo: DAVE SANDERS, NYT Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 The Westminster Apartments in Brooklyn, Dec. 21, 2018. Dr. Manny Weinstein, a podiatrist, moved into a Trump-owned … [Read more...] about Did a Queens podiatrist help Donald Trump avoid Vietnam?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Steve Eder New York Times December 26, 2018 In the fall of 1968, Donald Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam.For 50 years, the details of how the exemption came about, and who made the diagnosis, have remained a mystery, with Trump himself saying during the presidential campaign that he could not recall who had signed off on the medical documentation.Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens, New York, who rented his office from Trump’s father, Fred Trump, and a suggestion that the diagnosis was granted as a courtesy to the elder Trump. Advertisement The podiatrist, Dr. Larry Braunstein, died in 2007. But his daughters say their father often told the story of coming to the aid of a young Trump during the … [Read more...] about Did a doctor in Queens help President Trump avoid service in Vietnam?
In a joint statement issued at their fifth conference of border provinces’ courts which took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodian on December 14-15, they were unanimous that in the context of more complicated and unpredictable global developments such as terrorism and territorial disputes, cooperation among the three supreme courts and courts in the border localities has had an increasing role in maintaining regional security and stability. Since the ASEAN Economic Community was set up, trade and investment among the three countries have been thriving. However, it has triggered several formidable challenges, including rising level of complexity and severity in criminal cases, and international trade conflicts. Thus, it needs strong bonds among the three judicial bodies and the establishment of a coordinating board to address criminal cases, cross-border disputes in civil affairs and trade will have positive impact on the global integration process in each country. The three supreme … [Read more...] about Supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia bolster cooperation