Hagupit weakened into tropical low before reaching Vietnam 12/12. In Philippines as many as 27 people died due to the typhoon (tropical storm), government and disaster relief officials said.

Nu med link til billedserie af Thomas Bo Pedersen, der er studeret Agent Orange, og bor i Hanoi. Agent Orange skader har uhyggelige omfang har både i Nord, centrale Højland og i Syd, også for nye generationer.

Vietnamesisk mad er sund, (kalorie)let og lækker. Der bruges masser af grøntsager og krydderurter - og kun ganske lidt kød og fisk, hvilket passer perfekt med tidens sundhedsbølge.

DK: Spirende alliance: Vietnam og Filipinerne står begge over Kina. 21/10 Vietnam, China agree to avoid armed conflicts in East Sea; 2/7 Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung calls for lawsuit against China for illegally placing drilling rig.

Udveksling mellem Kinas ambassdør og DVF. Udtalelse: "Vi har noteret, at den danske regering forholder sig passiv og tavs i den meget alvorlige strid om søterritorier". Europæiske Vietnam venskabsforeninger. English, French, Deutsch

Vietnams Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim have released a joint Op-Ed on the need for the world leaders to take action on climate change.

Vietnamese-Danish couple Kurt Lender Jensen and his wife Sang has been granted land use rights to their homestead on 1/10. Central province of Binh Thuan has granted this to couple, who did so much to help poor rural communities.

2/10 USA State Department opens door to maritime defense weapon sales to Vietnam. 16/8 General Martin Dempsey, was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since the war ended in 1975.

The death toll for Typhoon Kalmaegi has risen to 13 and 15 people were injured by the storm, which slammed into the northern Vietnamese coast on Tuesday night.Two landslides in Lang Son Province early Wednesday morning. September 2014.

Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture - Scientists warn that genetically modified (GM) technology is not the “magic wand” that many people assume will increase crop yield and save domestic agricultural production.

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