Check out what is in the news today:
-- A report by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee has revealed that in 2015 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked with representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi for up to 22 times regarding China’s illegitimate acts in the East Vietnam Sea.
-- An officer of the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard has confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that China’s Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig is currently deployed approximately 70 nautical miles to the east of the boundary between Vietnam and China in the Tonkin Gulf. The Vietnam Coast Guard is keeping a close eye on the rig, which has yet to show signs of illegal operation.
-- Several areas in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday noon were enshrouded in a thick layer of fog and contamination caused dry haze, according to Le Thi Xuan Lan, a hydrometeorologist from the Southern Regional Hydro-Meteorological Center.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s immigration department has announced that it had detained 21 Africans staying at hotels in Go Vap District for failing to present identification papers or holding expired visas on Monday night.
-- Samsung Group has raised the investment of its Samsung Electronics Ho Chi Minh City Complex, housed inside the Saigon Hi-Tech Park, from US$1.4 billion to $2 billion. The facility is expected to become an important part of the global supply chain of Samsung TVs.
-- Thirty-seven percent of enterprises in Vietnam have yet to formulate integrity policies regarding their corporate activities, while 43 percent of the businesses have voiced their grievances against being occasionally pestered by state agencies, according to a survey jointly released by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday.
-- During Tuesday’s opening night of the annual Da Lat Flower Festival, which is running in the namesake city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded a certificate in recognition of the Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve as a new World Biosphere Reserve. The recognition has taken the total number of biosphere reserve sites in Vietnam to nine.