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  1. 55 years after beating the French, general fights for a green Vietnam

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Hanoi Fifty-five years after he masterminded the crushing defeat of the French empire in Indochina at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam's famous General Vo Nguyen Giap is still ... of Dak Nong. The Chinese aluminium corporation Chinalco has been granted a contract for one of the mines, despite Vietnam's long history of conflict with, and distrust of, its northern ...

  2. Vietnam offers clues as to how outbreak may have happened

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez If Guangdong animal authorities are puzzled as to how a massive duck die-off could have occurred, they need only look to Vietnam for answers. And as Guangdong tried to control a suspected bird flu outbreak, a call was made last night for Hong Kong to immediately stop imports of frozen ducks and geese from Guangdong. Vietnam experienced a resurgence in bird flu ...

  3. Vietnam quizzed on deaths from bird flu

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and HIV/Aids control, Trinh Quan Huan. The deaths follow a bird flu outbreak in the spring that killed 16 people in Vietnam and eight in Thailand, prompting the slaughter of about 100 million birds. Following the latest incident, Hong Kong's Health Department contacted Vietnamese health officials and the World Health Organisation. 'We hope to obtain more information from Vietnam ...

  4. New city to run disputed island chains

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... its territorial claims in the region. The State Council's announcement came as Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun summoned Nguyen Van Tho, Vietnam's ambassador to China, to protest ... China, he said, had long exercised sovereign control over the area. Analysts said the announcement was a response to Vietnam's new law, but one described Beijing's move as being more ...

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    Laos may need incentive to stop building Mekong dam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... The dam will irreversibly change the nature of the river already under stress from several dams upstream in Yunnan. Cambodia and Vietnam, which lie downstream, pleaded for delay, to no avail, ... and Vietnam. Vietnamese firms, too, have built dams on Mekong tributaries in Laos and Vietnam. Therein lies the rub. Hanoi wants the natural and electrical power of the Mekong. But one precludes ...

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    Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Laos risking all with dam project Agreement between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on shared use of the Mekong River has long been hailed by the United Nations ... with Thailand; it is being built by a Thai firm and Thailand will buy 95 per cent of the electricity. After preparatory work began in 2010, Cambodia and Vietnam called on Laos to conduct studies ...

  7. Sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the tip of Vietnam's Mekong River Delta is to look out on a timeless scene. A khaki-coloured expanse of water stretches more than a kilometre to an unbroken line of coconut trees on the far ... is on the Ham Luong tributary- one of Vietnam's so-called 'nine dragons' of the delta that funnel the Mekong into the South China Sea after its 4,800km journey from high on the Tibetan ...

  8. Taipei 'can help out' in territorial rows

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Vietnam have tried to persuade it not to side with Beijing. Taiwan's security chief, Tsai Der-sheng, said on Monday it was able to use islets it controlled in the South China Sea to gather ... been claimed in part or in whole by Taiwan, mainland China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Tension has escalated since April 10 when a stand-off began between Beijing and Manila ...

  9. Runaway gibbon captured safely

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was returned to the zoo uninjured. The gibbon species is native to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, where their populations have dropped over past decades. ...

  10. green living

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... benefits to society, as outlined in 'Vietnam's Hopes for Oil Refinery'. How do you feel about Vietnam opening an oil refinery? Justify your response by discussing the pros and cons ...




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