Impact of Government Policy Responses against the Covid-19 Pandemic on International Trade: Evidence from Asian Countries (31/03/2022)

The unprecedented global pandemic Covid-19 has negatively impacted the international trade. Specifically, measures adopted by goverments to prevent the disease have significantly affected the imports and exports. This paper assesses the impact of the Covid-19 policy response on exports and imports and shows how this impact varies across countries. Research result from 42 ASEAN countries indicates that despite the existence of a reverse effect of policy responses to Covid-19 on both exports and imports, there is no difference in the level of impact among countries.
Author: Bui Quang Tuan, Dong Bich Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet, Nguyen Vo Khanh Viet

The US Economy over the Past Three Decades (31/03/2022)

In the last 30 years (1990-2021), the US economy has suffered several major shocks including the bursting of the technology bubble in the late 1990s, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (WTO) in New York City in 2001, followed by record high world oil prices and the US financial market crisis, as well as Covid-19 pandemic since 2020. The US Government has made various polices to respond to these shocks, which have resulted in remarkably different economic growth and inflation rates in each period. The paper summarizes the diverse developmental process of the US economy over 30 years.
Author: Le Thi Thu Hang, Pham Sy An

Trends of Fiction Writing in China in the First Two Decades of the Twenty-first Century (31/03/2022)

Approaching the 21st century, innovation in Chinese literature is reflected in several factors such as writers, readers, society, economy and culture. New trends in composition emerged during the end of 20th century and were mainly formed by the innovation of writers or demands of the readers. Chinese novels have experienced several prominent trends such as physical writing, informal writing, personalization, and Westernization. This paper, based on a historically-logically approach to Chinese trends of literature composing, provides a comparative analysis to explain the new face and increasingly diverse development of Chinese novels in the first two decades of the 21st century.
Author: Nguyen Thi Hien

Similarities in Vietnamese - Korean Literature in the Middle Medieval Period (XV - XVII Centuries) (31/03/2022)

Historically, the so-called middle medieval period is often identified as the period that goes across the Vietnamese Post Le - Mac - Trinh - Nguyen dynasties (from 1400 to the end of the seventeenth century) and more than half of the Korean Choson dynasty correspondingly (from 1392 - to the end of the 17th century). The explanation of Korean literature in this period was somehow richer, more open and centrifugal. Especially, the burgeoning of Hangul script in Korean and novel series contributed to the development of Korean literature both in number of works and genres.
Author: Nguyen Huu Son

Chinese Inscriptions about the Chinese in the Northern Provinces of Vietnam (31/03/2022)

Chinese inscriptions about the Chinese associated with the activities of the Chinese in the northern regions of Vietnam appeared mainly during the Le and Nguyen dynasties from the second half of the 17th century to the early years of the 20th century. Through the epitaphs at the Institute of Han Nom Studies and field results (during the years 2019-2020), the article summarizes the Chinse inscriptions about the Chinese people in the northern regions of Vietnam, as well as exploits typical documentaries in learning about the history of the Chinese community and their activities in Vietnam.
Author: Dinh Khac Thuan

Russia’s Views on the East Sea and Some Recommendations for Vietnam (31/03/2022)

The East Sea, located on the arterial sea route connecting the Indo-Pacific Ocean, has a special geo-strategic position. Currently, territorial disputes in the East Sea are becoming a serious security challenge in Southeast Asia, dividing ASEAN countries and attracting many other countries including Russia to participate. Apart from the two main players, the US and China, the emergence of Russia has become significant on the political chessboard related to the East Sea as it has cooperative relations with both China and Vietnam - the two countries involved in the East Sea conflicts. The article clarifies Russia’s views on disputes in the East Sea, and provides some suggestions for Vietnam.
Author: Ha Thi Quynh Hoa, Tran Thi Thanh

Japan’s Tourism during the Covid-19 Pandemic (31/03/2022)

It has been more than two years since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out and spread around the world, severely impacting many industries including tourism. Against this background, Japan has issued many tourism stimulus for gradual recovery. The paper overviews the Japanese tourism situation during the Covid-19 pandemic and analyzes the policies and solutions applied by the government and tourism agencies during this difficult time.
Author: Luu Thi Thu Thuy