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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 16,2016

Thailand's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta's ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism. The junta has banned protests, muzzled the press, blocked scores of

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China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 17,2016

China's defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week's navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions. China has been angered by a

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Tourism startups to get leg up

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 17,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to be established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Japan suffers longest consumer price fall since 2011

Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's consumer prices fell in October, government data showed Friday, extending the longest string of declines in five years and underscoring its struggles to conquer deflation.The weak inflation data -- core prices excluding fresh food fell 0.4 percent from a year ago -- come several weeks after Japan's central bank pushed back the timeline for hitting its 2.0 percent inflation target.The BoJ's target is a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's faltering bid to pump up the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Pitfalls in hi-tech agricultural investment

Investments into hi-tech agriculture are increasing, however, besides caring about whether they are going to enjoy cheaper capital and preferential policies, investors should make sure there is a market for hi-tech agricultural products.Huge investments Pham Thi Huan, general director of Ba Huan Co., Ltd, also known as Vietnam’s “Queen of eggs,” said that on April 15, Ba Huan will launch its hi-tech egg processing plant in the north of Vietnam with the total investment of VND110 billion… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Police: 2 Qatari tourists robbed in car arriving in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Paris police say two masked thieves stopped a car carrying two Qatari tourists, sprayed them with tear gas and stole belongings worth as much as 5 million euros ($5.3 million).A police official said Tuesday that the two Qatari women were targeted on the A1 highway en route to Paris' high-end 16th arrondissement after arriving Monday night at the Le Bourget Airport. Their driver reported the incident to police.The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Taking hold

On December 12 the Thai-owned Fraser and Neave (F&N) completed the purchase of 5.4 per cent of the Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk for almost $500 million.  Each of F&N’s subsidiaries - F&NBev Manufacturing and F&N Dairy Investments - bought 2.7 per cent at the starting price of VND144,000 ($6.39) apiece during Vinamilk’s public auction. F&N therefore increased its holding in Vietnam’s largest concern from almost 11 per cent to 16.35 per cent, while Vinamilk’s State shareholder, the State… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

4 New Superheavy Elements Have Official Names

Four new chemical elements now have official names and symbols, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced this week.After a five-month review, IUPAC chemists have approved the four names for superheavy elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 proposed by the elements' discoverers. Such superheavy elements, whose atomic numbers indicate how many protons reside in each nucleus, don't occur naturally in nature, so they must be created in labs.Following tradition, the names… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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