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Vietnam

Vingroup tapping global investors for car unit’s $1bn funding: sources (Arab News)

Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup is in talks with investors, including Qatar’s sovereign fund and BlackRock, to raise about $1 billion in equity for its car unit, three sources aware of the matter said.

Vingroup tapping global investors for car unit’s $1bn funding: sources (arabnews.com)

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Vietnam

Demand-driven and gender-responsive policies for promoting entrepreneurship among women in Vietnam (Tran Thi Ngoc Tran, Brookings)

Given the profound socioeconomic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that Vietnam make full use of its human capital. With women making up 50 percent of the population, encouraging entrepreneurship among them is central to the National Strategy on Gender Equality 2021–30, one goal of which is for women-owned businesses to account for 27 percent of all enterprises by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030. Although a number of entrepreneurship training programs for women have been launched, they have not been very effective because they do not adequately recognize the distinct needs and unique challenges of women entrepreneurs.

Demand-driven and gender-responsive policies for promoting entrepreneurship among women in Vietnam (brookings.edu)

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Indo Pacific UK Vietnam

Why improving Vietnam–UK relations matters for the Indo-Pacific (Bill Hayton, The Strategist)

Vietnam’s prime minister, Pham Minh Chinh, made a very successful trip to the United Kingdom in early November, putting the rapidly improving relations between the two countries into the spotlight. The visit to the COP26 climate summit took place a year after Britain and Vietnam ‘refreshed’ their 10-year-old strategic partnership with a new set of bilateral commitments. Chinh was accompanied by a large delegation, and many side meetings were held with British officials and organisations. Clearly, there is interest in further developing the bilateral relationship.

Why improving Vietnam–UK relations matters for the Indo-Pacific | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)

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Vietnam

A 3-pronged approach to meet the needs of aspiring women entrepreneurs in Vietnam (Tran Thi Ngoc Tran, Brookings)

As the Vietnam government looks to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the need to increase the viability of women-owned businesses has never been more urgent. In response to this, the National Strategy on Gender Equality 2021-30 aims for women-owned businesses to account for 27 percent of all enterprises by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030 (up from 26.5 percent in 2020).

A 3-pronged approach to meet the needs of aspiring women entrepreneurs in Vietnam (brookings.edu)

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Vietnam

Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid climate crisis (Govi Snell, Al Jazeera)

At the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined 109 countries in pledging to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

To meet the commitment, the Southeast Asian nation will need to look at rice – one of the country’s key exports and a staple food – but also the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions among foodstuffs after beef.

Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid climate crisis | Agriculture News | Al Jazeera

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USA Vietnam

U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue (US Department of State)

The 25th Annual U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue was held on November 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson and Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of International Organizations Assistant Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet led their respective delegations.

The Dialogue featured discussions on a wide range of human rights issues, including freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, labor rights, rule of law and legal reform, multilateral cooperation on human rights, and individual cases of concern. The Dialogue also covered the human rights of persons in vulnerable situations, such as members of ethnic minority groups, LGBTQI+ persons, and persons with disabilities.

The United States’ commitment to advancing respect for human rights is foundational to our nation and an essential element of our foreign policy. Advancing and protecting respect for human rights in Vietnam remains a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.

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Saudi Arabia Vietnam

UN experts call for protection of trafficked workers from Viet Nam in Saudi Arabia (UN News)

Some women and girls being recruited in Viet Nam to serve as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, are suffering sexual abuse and torture, leading a group of UN independent human rights experts on Thursday to call on both nations to curb human trafficking.

UN experts call for protection of trafficked workers from Viet Nam in Saudi Arabia  | | UN News

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AUKUS Australia Vietnam

Australia can count on Vietnam to support AUKUS (Hai Hong Nguyen, The Strategist)

That only a handful of people in Canberra knew that the AUKUS pact was being negotiated is a minor concern for those living on China’s borders.

Any discussion about how AUKUS is perceived in the region should take in the view from Vietnam, which sees the agreement involving Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States as self-evidently in Australia’s national interest. Hanoi sees AUKUS as both a trilateral security alliance and a vehicle to enable Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines using technology provided by the UK and US. It does not have a problem with that.

Australia can count on Vietnam to support AUKUS | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)

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China Vietnam

Chinese firms in Vietnam face logistics disruptions, labor shortages (Zhang Dan and Liu Yang, Global Times)

Logistical disruptions and labor shortages are straining Chinese manufacturers in Ho Chi Minh City after the southern business hub in Vietnam eased COVID-19 lockdown measures, a local business association said.

As a crucial link in the global supply chain, Vietnam faces a threat to its export-oriented economy from a lack of workers, which is affecting manufacturing for global firms, including sportswear brands Nike and Adidas, and tech giant Apple.

Chinese firms in Vietnam face logistics disruptions, labor shortages – Global Times

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