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Monday, August 21, 2017
Why gender imbalance continues to grow? Why gender imbalance continues to grow?
Despite an official ban on selection of sex at birth, ultrasonic and abortion services have been provided for this purpose without being sanctioned since it was difficult to detect violations.
Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code
After suspending the 2015 Penal Code from taking effect for one year, the National Assembly passed on June 20, 2017, the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code, in which the crimes against intellectual property rights have been significantly amended and will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
Food safety control remains challenging Food safety control remains challenging
Rising violations of food safety law have triggered public worry while concerned authorities appeared inactive in redressing the situation, Phuong Lien and Dinh Hang of the Tin tuc Cuoi tuan (Weekend News) reported.
Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently unveiled a draft regulation to put in order the organization of anniversaries, which have become rampant in the past years.
Alarming rise in child sexual abuse Alarming rise in child sexual abuse
According to the Police General Department, the number of child sexual abuse cases annually uncovered averages at over 1,000. But this figure is believed to be much higher in reality as many victims have chosen to keep silent because of fear, inferiority complex or shame. Experts agree legal obstacles are one of the reasons behind the problem.
Taxing online business a challenge Taxing online business a challenge
Tax authorities are finding it tough taxing e-commerce as it is not that easy controlling online business revenues given cash payments so common in Vietnam, lawyers Chau Huy Quang and Cao Dang Huy recently wrote on the Saigon Times weekly.
Govt set to relax farmland ceiling Gov’t set to relax farmland ceiling
The Government is considering relaxing limits on individual farmland holdings, a move largely welcomed by experts despite misgivings about some negative social impacts.
Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives
Much analysis of anti-corruption reforms emphasizes the importance of improving transparency, public participation and accountability. What is often absent from this analysis is an acknowledgment that corruption is socially constructed; state and non-state actors frequently have different understandings about what constitutes corrupt behavior.
Businesses burdened with social insurance: lawyer Businesses burdened with social insurance: lawyer
Rising social insurance debt owed by businesses is a headache for social security authorities and trade unions which largely blame on employers’ disregard of law and their misappropriation of social insurance premiums paid by employees. This article adds another view holding that high social insurance payment rate is also a cause of the problem.
Leading wind tower producer wins in fight against US antidumping duties Leading wind tower producer wins in fight against US antidumping duties
CS Wind Vietnam, a Korea-invested company which manufactures wind towers in Phu My, Ba Ria-Vung Tau southern province and supplies them to customers in Europe and the US, has recently won several issues before the US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit in its ongoing fight against US antidumping duties.

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