For 30 years, the word "sweatshop" has conjured up a very specific image: low-wage Asian workers making branded clothes in crowded, unsafe factories for consumers overseas. The power of that image has launched human rights campaigns, altered how major companies source their products and informed (often incorrectly) how politicians in rich countries shape their trade policies.
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The marine environment in the coastal areas of four central provinces stretching from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien-Hue is basically safe, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Tran Hong Ha has said.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
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The northern province of Quang Ninh is bracing for storm Dianmu, the third of its kind this year, as it is moving nearer to the mainland, bringing torrential rain.
Illustrative image (Source: internet)
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Ho Chi Minh City has reportedly sought the central government's permission to partner with a consortium of Japanese investors to build a shopping mall beneath a metro station at a projected cost of more than VND6.86 trillion (US$303.2 million).
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The Hanoi administration will conduct initial inspection of the safety of old buildings across the city from August 16 to December 16.
With a greater number of Cambodians devoting time and money to exercise, bicycles are shedding their lowly image as a cheap means of transportation and fast becoming a symbol of the wealthier, more health-conscious elite.
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The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has asked the National Salary Council to increase regional minimum wages in 2017 by 10-11 per cent from the current rates.
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Police officers part of a unit specializing in offering assistance to foreigners have been creating a friendly, dedicated image of Ho Chi Minh City in the eyes of international friends.
HCM City plans to limit vehicles on several downtown streets on weekend evenings in the future, according to the Department of Transport.
Ho Chi Minh City is applying itself to burying all overhead power lines by 2020 as the “spider’s web” of overhead cables is marring the city’s image.
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Veteran artist Lê Huy Tiếp, a pioneer in printmaking in Việt Nam, recently showed his work at an exhibition at the Wedeman Art Gallery in Newton, Massachusetts.
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A graphic image of floodgates to be built on the Saigon River. Photo credit: VnExpress
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Argentina star Lionel Messi, one of the world's highest-paid athletes, goes on trial in Barcelona on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Spain of over four million euros in unpaid taxes.
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Hanoi authorities are considering a fine against a restaurant for putting women in swimwear to serve drinks to customers after several photos of the waitresses went viral.
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Two construction workers died after they were buried inside a coal mine in northern Quảng Ninh Province’s Cẩm Phả City.
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