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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News -- September 6

Wednesday, September 06, 2017, 08:46 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today, September 6

Politics

-- Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on Tuesday affirmed Vietnam vehemently objected to China’s announcement to deploy live-fire exercises in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracels) Archipelago.

Society

-- Environment-related police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Tuesday seized two dead tiger cubs kept as ingredients for wine ‘potions’ at a furniture facility in Duc Trong District.

-- The fatal firing of Taiwanese police nine times at an unarmed Vietnamese migrant worker on Thursday last week has sparked fury among the victim’s fellow workers and local activists and led to a protest on Monday. 

-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan worth VND320 billion (US$ 13.9 million) to build a sea environment monitoring and warning system dedicated to four central coastal provinces.  

-- The government inspectorate have announced their conclusions on multiple wrongdoings regarding the massive deforestation to clear space for resorts, hotels and golf courses in the south-central province of Phu Yen.

Business 

-- Experts have warned that caution should be exercised when handling controversial digital currency bitcoin, whose value has skyrocketed and brought investors huge profits in 2017.

-- Vietnam spent more than $1 billion importing fruits and vegetables in the first eight months of 2017, up nearly 94 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

-- Airports Corporation of Vietnam has revealed they had proposed two options to establish an aviation security company meant to ensure order and security at airports nationwide.

Education

-- Chu Van An High School in Hanoi on Tuesday kick-started its new school year with two classes being the first in the country to adopt the Vietnamese national diploma and Cambridge International A-level dual degree program.

Lifestyle

-- The organizers of an ongoing art exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City have decided to remove a lacquer painting by a young artist and revoke his prize for violating the copyright held by another prize-winning artist.  

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