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China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports earlier in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” ... Read More »

More universities hire leaders with business backgrounds

VietNamNet Bridge – A junior college in Vietnam, after experiencing tough years because of low enrollment, is now thriving after hiring the sales manager of a phone distribution chain as the head of its enrollment division. A debate on the rise of university leaders with ‘non-traditional backgrounds’ began following an article in a local newspaper citing a report that more ... Read More »

Advice on education master plan

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam should utilise cutting-edge technology to reform education to become a fast mover, said Professor Ju Ho Lee, Republic of Korea (RoK)’s former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology. Professor Ju Ho Lee, Republic of Korea (RoK)’s former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology speaks at a higher education strategy stakeholder consultation yesterday. — Photo He ... Read More »

Innovative model ‘smart school’ in HCMC needing more resources

In the conference ‘The application of 4.0 technology into building a smart school in Ho Chi Minh City’, held by Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Education and Training on March 27, leaders of many high schools stated that the model ‘smart school’ would have very positive effects on learners. Yet the feasibility of this model is questioned as ... Read More »

China's space lab set for fiery re-entry

China’s defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend. At over 10m in length and weighing more than 8 tonnes, it is larger than most of the man-made objects that routinely re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. China has lost all communication with the module and so the descent will be uncontrolled. However, experts say there is very low risk ... Read More »

Man has 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea

A man in the UK has caught the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea. He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia. Public Health England says it is the first time the infection cannot be cured with first choice antibiotics. Health officials are now tracing ... Read More »

iPhone update adds privacy 'transparency'

Apple has updated its iOS, MacOS and tvOS operating systems to give people more information about how their personal data is collected and used. After updating, customers will see new information screens when they use Apple-made apps that collect personal data, such as App Store. The change comes ahead of new EU data protection rules, which take effect on 23 ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Strong tremor off New Britain island

A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. Hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coastlines but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck some 162km (100 miles) from Rabaul, on New Britain island, at 07:25 on Friday (21:25 GMT Thursday). The ... Read More »

Vietnamese fulfill their dream of working for Facebook

VietNamNet Bridge – More young Vietnamese people have grabbed opportunities to work for huge companies like Facebook. These are a few: Mr Doan Hai Giang 1. Doan Hai Giang from Nghe An is now a software engineer of Facebook. He is also a co-founder and chair of HumanRank, a company in the US. In September 2012, Giang applied to work ... Read More »

Dak Lak school principal arrested for graft

VietNamNet Bridge – Police said they have arrested Huynh Be, a principal of a secondary school in the Central Highlands province, over allegations of misappropriated assets. Huynh Be, principal of the Ngo May secondary school in Krong Pak District of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. He was arrested by the local police yesterday over allegations of taking a ... Read More »