GBS - Failure to punish pedophiles has caused public outcry.
Multiple child sex abuse cases have stirred public anger on social media in Vietnam, and legal experts are calling for stronger punishments for pedophiles.
GBS - The recently formed Government has manifested its ambition to support reforms especially related to business. Short after the oath of inauguration, it organized a conference with Vietnamese enterprises leading to the issuance of Resolution 35/2016/NQ-CP dated 16 May 2016. The main focus was to improve the investment environment. Nevertheless, some difficulties remain and review of tax policies is required from some specific perspectives.
GBS - With the retreat of the United States, China appears to be the natural successor to lead discussions.
The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are seeking a way forward on the trade pact, they said on Wednesday, as some emphasized the need for deals to address concerns about workers' rights and other issues.
GBS - At the end of January, Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP, a multinational trade agreement (similar to the European Union [EU]) that included the United States as well as Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Chile, was finalized and agreed upon during Barack Obama’s presidency, but it had yet to be ratified. Now with the U.S. officially out of the deal, what’s next?
GBS - Kong is unlikely to join the statues of national heroes around Hanoi's spiritual center.