Hanoi (VNA) – Expanding external relations has helped many localities across the country mobilise resources and assistance for their development. So far, localities nationwide have signed 232 international agreements and mobilised over 270 million USD worth of foreign non-governmental aid. The southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City, for example, has expanded international friendship and cooperation with 11 agreements signed in 2019, raising the total number of foreign localities having cooperative ties with the city to 53, according to Director of the municipal Department of External Relations Le Quang Long. In the year, the city attracted 8 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI), he added. Meanwhile, the central coastal city of Da Nang lured over 3.5 billion USD in FDI over the past 20 years and had relations with over 20 countries and territories worldwide. The city has carried out a number of effective cooperation programmes with Lao partners as well as signed … [Read more...] about External relations mobilise resources for localities’ development
Culture and development
In 2010, fresh off a disastrous attempt at running a Wall Street hedge fund, James Biden joined HillStone International as executive vice president. The newly founded company was run by Kevin Justice, a longtime family friend of the Bidens. Under Justice’s leadership, HillStone International was setting out to pursue construction and technology projects, especially those being funded by the U.S. government in Iraq. … [Read more...] about Six Unanswered Questions Surrounding the Biden Family’s Culture of Corruption
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In its 2015 National School Climate Survey, the LGBT anti-bullying organization GLSEN found that over 39 percent of all LGBT middle and high school students who responded to the survey—not just transgender students—avoided restrooms because they felt “unsafe” or “uncomfortable” using them. … [Read more...] about Is Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Pro- and Anti-Trans?
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