Vietnam, UK focus on ways to develop wide-ranging cooperation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his United Kingdom (UK) counterpart David Cameron on July 29 focused their talks on a range of measures to improve cooperative ties in various fields.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives his United Kingdom counterpart David Cameron in Hanoi __Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

Vietnam, UK focus on ways to develop wide-ranging cooperation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his United Kingdom (UK) counterpart David Cameron on July 29 focused their talks on a range of measures to improve cooperative ties in various fields.

Courts

Defendants prosecuted for acting against state regulations on economic management in the payment of compensations for ground clearance for Ben Thuy II bridge project in Ha Tinh province __Photo: Phan Quan/VNA

Right to a fair trial in Vietnam: limitations and recommendations

The provisions of the 2003 Criminal Procedure Code’s Article 56 on defense counsels in criminal proceedings seem to be no longer appropriate and difficult to apply at different procedural stages.

Society & Law

Land-related complaints still complex

A prolonged dispute over land compensation for an industrial park project in Hai Duong northern province once again raised public concern about the growing complexity of land-related complaints.

Legal Tips For Expats

Establishing foreign-invested vocational training centers

The total minimum investment capital will be determined based on the number of students (converted into full-time students) at the time when the training scale is expected to peak.

Legal Updates

Soft loans offered to households having just escaped from poverty

Households having just escaped from poverty will now be entitled to soft loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to develop production and business activities.

Law Guide

New Law on Investment of State Capital in Enterprises

The State only invests its capital to form and maintain enterprises engaged in activities in some industries and fields in which other economic sectors do not invest.

History & Law

Poor farmers plowing fields without buffalo in feudal times in Vietnam __Photo: Internet

King-plowed land and agricultural production under the Ly Dynasty

Different studies have revealed that the incipient states in Vietnam emerged mainly from agricultural production activities, including dyke construction and water control.

Business

Relaxation of the 49-percent cap on foreign ownership in Vietnamese public companies

As an effort to attract foreign investors in Vietnam’s stock market, on June 26, 2015, the Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP amending some articles of Decree No. 58.

Traditions

Preparing offerings for the La Chi’s new rice ceremony __Photo: Internet

Rice spirit belief among the La Chi

Chin kho mo, which means new rice ceremony, is an original farming ritual of the La Chi, a Thai language group living mainly in the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Lao Cai.

Profile

Bac Giang province: a promisory destination for investors

Bac Giang ranked 26th among 63 provinces and cities nationwide in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction with 182 valid projects capitalized at USD 2.26 billion.

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