The Vietnam Maritime Law (02/07/2013)

The President's Office on July 16, 2012 announced the official ratification of The Vietnam Maritime Law approved during the 3rd session of the 13th National Assembly. The Vietnam Maritime Law having seven chapters and 55 articles stipulates the country’s baseline, internal waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, islands, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa and other archipelagos under Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction. It also stipulates activities within Vietnam’s sea, marine economic development, management and protection of islands and sea. The Law reflects Vietnam’s consistent policy of solving sea-related issues with neighboring countries through peaceful measures, in line with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Vietnam Maritime Law will come into effect since January 1, 2013.

Impacts of Social Security and Poverty on the Minority Growth and the Sustainable Development (Case Study of Khmer People in Southern Vietnam) (02/07/2013)

In the progress of industrialization and modernization aiming for “a prosperous people, strong country, democracy, fairness and civilization”, the Mekong Delta faces both general issues of the country and difficulties of an area where various minorities stay and working for a sustainable growth. Also, it is the challenges of poverty asking for a proper attention. On the basis of projects as well as scientific researches on culture, religion and the poverty reduction in minorities’ living areas, author has described and analyzed the connection between social, historical characteristics and the poverty towards the sustainable growth of minorities, especially Khmer people in South Vietnam.
Author: Prof.Dr. Ngo Van Le

The Trading Structure of Vietnam - China in the Period of 2005 to 2011 (02/07/2013)

The trading relationship of Vietnam and China has significantly improved with a lot of growing opportunities for Vietnam through the economic relationship with China. When looking from the aspect of trading structure, however, some positive trading figures do not reflect optimistic signals for a sustainable relationship aiming for mutual benefits. This article focused on analyzing the key features of Vietnam – China trading structure in order to figure out the root of these differences. They may come from the gap between the developing level of the economy, hence, becoming a challenge for Vietnam.
Author: Dr. Pham Si Thanh and Nguyen Thi Thu Quynh