Read what is in the news today, July 22!
-- Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member and Secretary of the Party’s Central Committee, on Sunday requested China to respect Vietnam’s rights and legitimate interests at sea in conformity with international law so as not to negatively affect the development of the countries’ relations as he led a delegation of Vietnamese Party officials to the Chinese city of Guiyang to attend a bilateral workshop.
-- Vietnam has a strategy to defend “every inch” of its maritime sovereignty in the East Vietnam Sea, Prof. Panos Mourdoukoutas from LIU Post University in New York, the U.S. wrote on Forbes about Chinese ships’ infringement upon Vietnamese waters over the last several days.
-- Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Dang Dinh Quy headed a Vietnamese delegation to attend a two-day ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday and Sunday, calling on this movement to continue taking the lead in promoting the adherence to the UN Charter and international law.
-- Customs officers at the Moc Bai international border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Sunday uncovered about eight kilograms of synthetic drug, which were later tested to be ecstasy, hidden in boxes of goods transported from Cambodia to Vietnam.
-- The traffic police of Ho Chi Minh City are calling on citizens to film vehicles violating traffic laws and submit the footage to law enforcement to improve traffic safety on the city’s streets.
-- India’s low-cost airline GoAir plans to add destinations such as Hanoi and Phnom Penh, the respective capital cities of Vietnam and Cambodia, to its international network by the end of 2019, India’s largest independent news agency IANS reported on Sunday. -- The Office of the Vietnamese Government has requested that relevant ministries and local administrations study China’s recent policies in promoting its evening economy and devise ways to implement them in Vietnam to better utilize the country’s night-time potentials.
-- National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Sunday launched a direct air route linking the central city of Da Nang and the South Korean city of Busan, the third route between Vietnam and Busan run by Vietnam Airlines following those connecting Busan and Vietnam’s major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Vietnam gained a trade surplus of US$1.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with total export value reaching $122.53 billion, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs.