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Saturday, July 4, 2020
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Vietnam opposes Chinas illegal activities in East Sea Vietnam opposes China's illegal activities in East Sea
Foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang made the statement on Jun 11 during a briefing in Hanoi in response to reports from vessel tracking software and satellite imagery indicating a Chinese ship might be conducting installing undersea cables in the area.
The Governments e-notary service to be launched in July The Government’s e-notary service to be launched in July
The national public service portal will launch its e-notary service on July 1, minister and head of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, said at a recent meeting with agencies to prepare for the roll-out of the service designed to certify electronically copies of original documents.
Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people
The current Constitution of Vietnam stipulates that all state power belongs to the people. However, for several reasons, including the lack of a complete and comprehensive mechanism to defend the Constitution, the effectiveness of constitutional defense activities in Vietnam remains below expectations. This article analyzes the need and recommends some solutions for guaranteeing people’s sovereignty in the country through constitutional defense activities.
COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.
Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions
The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the Geneva Act of July 2, 1999 – “1999 Act”) officially entered in force in Vietnam on January 1, 2020. Applicants can now seek design protection in Vietnam by filing international design applications through the Hague System.
Article 59 of Tourism Law: Some thoughts on tour guides and their impact in Vietnam
Article 59 of Tourism Law: Some thoughts on tour guides and their impact in Vietnam
According to recent research, tourists who use the services of a tour guide exhibit higher levels of satisfaction with their tourist experience and are far more likely to return to the destination, particularly in the case of cultural and urban tourism. Should we not ensure then, for Vietnam’s tour guides to be the best they can be?
Shaping a legal framework for cryptoassets in Vietnam Shaping a legal framework for cryptoassets in Vietnam
For the time being, there has been no unified definition of “cryptoasset” or “digital asset” or “virtual asset” in the world. According to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, “a virtual asset is a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded, or transferred, and can be used for payment or investment purposes.”[1] Canada’s model legislation regarding digital assets, the Uniform Access to Digital Assets by Fiduciaries Act, defines “a digital asset” as “a record that is created, recorded, transmitted or stored in digital or other intangible form by electronic, magnetic or optical means or by any other similar means.”[2] Cryptocurrency (or virtual currency) is a form of cryptoassets (or virtual assets). There is also no unified definition of this term in the world.
Gov. releases detailed guidance on implementation of the Competition Law Gov. releases detailed guidance on implementation of the Competition Law
On March 24, the Government passed Decree 35/2020/ND-CP (Decree 35) guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the 2018 Competition Law (the 2018 Law) with several noteworthy contents.
South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the claimant States in the South China Sea (also known as the East Sea) confront with another virus on the maritime front. It’s the virus on expansion of claim and intimidation. After having successfully controlled the coronavirus, China has undertaken a series of actions to establish its administration over the whole East Sea. The actions are various from fisheries to maritime surveys, diplomatic notes, establishing new districts, naming shoals to coercion. Chinese victims are not limited to only one country but also Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and even Indonesia.
Society opposes Chinese fishing bans in East Sea Society opposes Chinese fishing bans in East Sea
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) released a document on Monday opposing China’s issuance of regulations banning fishing in the East Sea (South China Sea).

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