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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 13

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today:

Politics

-- Vietnam is fully supportive of the arbitration tribunal’s issuance of the final ruling on the Philippines’ lawsuit against China’s claims to the East Vietnam Sea on Tuesday, its Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh asserted later the same day. The tribunal was set up pursuant to Annex VII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at the request of the Philippines.

-- Pham Thu Hang, deputy spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced on Tuesday that ministry officials had met with representatives of the Thai Embassy in Hanoi, demanding the nation’s Foreign Ministry investigate a Thai Navy boat opening fire on three Vietnamese fishing ships on Friday last week, leaving one fisherman missing and two others injured.

Society

-- Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri said on Tuesday that a unit stationed on Con Co Island had admonished the captain of a Chinese fishing ship operating in Vietnamese waters the previous day before chasing it away.

-- The Ministry of Public Security's environmental police unit on Tuesday began looking into the dumping of 100 metric tons of waste underground at a farm in the north-central province of Ha Tinh by a steel plant subsidiary of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group.

-- Dr. Quach Ai Duc, deputy director of the Health Department in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, on Tuesday confirmed diphtheria as the cause of three deaths occurring over recent weeks in Dong Phu District.

-- A court in the northern province of Hung Yen on Tuesday handed down jail terms to eight defendants for impeding site clearance activities as part of a project to construct the Ecopark residential area in Van Giang District out of their dissatisfaction with compensation rates in October 2014.

Business

-- Nguyen Phuong Lam, deputy director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry office in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, told a seminar on Tuesday that foreign direct investment (FDI) channeled into the Mekong Delta, which accounts for a mere six percent of the country’s total FDI capital, has been worryingly inadequate. None of the 62 FDI projects the region has attracted over the past six months are focused on agriculture, he added.

Education

-- Outstanding entries by school students for a slogan creation competition themed Doraemon, a beloved Japanese comic character, and traffic safety in Vietnam were named at a ceremony held on Tuesday. The contest is jointly organized by Japan’s Mainichi newspaper and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department.

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