Rusty ships and unused aircraft carriers: the other side of Asia's militaries

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Rusty ships and unused aircraft carriers: the other side of Asia's militaries

As China spends billions to upgrade and reorganize the People's Liberation Army, the deficiencies in competing Asia-Pacific militaries are coming into focus. And even some of China's much heralded military advances are drawing attention for their shortcomings. Here is a snapshot of some of Asia's less illustrious military kit.

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Barclays CEO: Cutting Africa will allow deconsolidation

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Barclays Plc said it will sell down the stake in its Africa business and reorganize the company into two divisions, as fourth-quarter profit fell by more than half. The bank will sell down its 62 percent stake in Barclays Africa Group Ltd. over the next two to three years to a level that allows it to deconsolidate the business, according to a statement Tuesday.

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Turks keeping troops in Iraqi camp, Baghdad turns to UN

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago 1 related news

Turks keeping troops in Iraqi camp, Baghdad turns to UN

President Tayyip Erdogan declared on December 11 he would not bow to Iraqi demands he withdraw Turkish troops from a camp close to the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, and Baghdad said it would ask the UN Security Council to order them to leave.

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Education Ministry fumbles for policies on pedagogy schools

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

Education Ministry fumbles for policies on pedagogy schools

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) wants to select excellent students for education universities in order to produce good teachers, because it believes only good teachers can produce good students. However, it still has not found solutions to the issue.

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Agriculture ensures food security and contributes to rural development

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VOV News English 10 month(s) ago

Agriculture ensures food security and contributes to rural development

(VOV) - Vietnam’s agricultural sector marks its 70th anniversary on September 14. Vietnam is now able to ensure its national food security and has become one of the world’s biggest exporters of agricultural products.

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Vietnamese want to build ships, not screws, for foreign manufacturers

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago

Vietnamese want to build ships, not screws, for foreign manufacturers

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese manufacturers say they are capable of making components or spare parts for multinational groups, but have chosen not to do so because the local market is not large enough.

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Doors to large markets open for Vietnam’s farm produce

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VietnamNet English 14 month(s) ago

Doors to large markets open for Vietnam’s farm produce

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has found the “keys” to many large markets in the world and is expected to export high-quality farm produce in upcoming years.

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Ministry prohibits entrance exams to sixth grade; what’s next?

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Báo Dân Trí English 15 month(s) ago 1 related news

Ministry prohibits entrance exams to sixth grade; what’s next?

The Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision on banning entrance exams to select sixth graders translates into a declaration of death for schools for the gifted at the secondary level.

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Ministry prohibits entrance exams to sixth grade; what’s next?

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Ministry prohibits entrance exams to sixth grade; what’s next?

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision on banning entrance exams to select sixth graders translates into a declaration of death for schools for the gifted at the secondary level.

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Most farm produce import tariffs to go in 2018

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VietnamNet English 15 month(s) ago

Vietnam will have to remove import tariffs on most farm goods in 2018 and apply a tax rate of as low as 5% to the rest in line with the free trade agreements (FTAs) in which the country is a signatory.

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Scheme aims at enhancing support for SMEs

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Scheme aims at enhancing support for SMEs

VGP - The PM has approved a scheme on enhancing the capacity for units supporting small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost SMEs’ development to stimulate the national stable and sustainable growth.

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More drastic measures needed to revive pangasius industry

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SaiGon GP English 18 month(s) ago 1 related news

More drastic measures needed to revive pangasius industry

Deputy Head of the Central Economic Committee Le Vinh Tan said that local authorities should closely work with Vietnam Pangasius Association and relevant agencies to implement more drastic measures for successful restructuring of the overdeveloped and downward tra (pangasius) fish industry.

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Vinafood 2 ridiculed for its plan to buy paddy from farmers

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VietnamNet English 18 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vinafood 2 ridiculed for its plan to buy paddy from farmers

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have expressed doubts about Southern Food Corporation’s (Vinafood 2) plan to “restructure rice production and export”.

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Food safety – optimal solution to agricultural growth

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VOV News English 21 month(s) ago

Food safety – optimal solution to agricultural growth

(VOV) -Participants at a Food Safety Forum 2014 in Hanoi on November 12 stressed the need to ensure food hygiene and safety, which they said, plays a key role in promoting sustainable agricultural to boost economic growth.

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PM approves master plan on performing arts development

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PM approves master plan on performing arts development

VGP - The master plan, to 2020 and visions towards 2030, aims to build up an advanced Vietnamese culture with strong national identity and develop performing arts with priorities to foster human resources and complete the sector’s technical infrastructure system.

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