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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 (CAFC) in its ongoing fight against US antidumping duties.
Labor Ministry backs controversial retirement age raising Labor Ministry backs controversial retirement age raising
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs is set to include the proposal to raise the retirement age in the revised Labor Code, which is slated for submission to the National Assembly next year, amid mixed public reaction.
Recent online scams challenge banking security Recent online scams challenge banking security
The recent rise in card holders’ loss of money in their bank accounts has revealed security loopholes in the banking system even though banks put the blame for card fraud on clients.
Unreal capital makes up half of FDI in Vietnam Unreal capital makes up half of FDI in Vietnam
Of nearly USD 300 billion in foreign direct investment Vietnam has attracted so far, more than half is unreal as foreign investors tend to blow up registered capital to get incentives.
Formosa admits responsibility for toxic chemical spill in Vietnam Formosa admits responsibility for toxic chemical spill in Vietnam
Taiwanese steel maker Formosa officially admitted responsibility for Vietnam’s biggest ever environmental disaster, causing mass fish deaths in several Vietnamese coastal provinces in early April.

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