Tag: Vietnam

In France, Kamala Harris Searches for Role on Global Stage

PARIS — Vice President Kamala Harris spent hours talking with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, managing to skirt a recent diplomatic rift between the two allies over an Australian submarine deal. She attended a conference on promoting democratic elections in Libya. And she secured a commitment for the United States to join a nonbinding international […]

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In France, Kamala Harris Asserts Herself as a Diplomatic Asset

PARIS — Vice President Kamala Harris spent hours talking with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, managing to skirt a recent diplomatic rift between the two allies over an Australian submarine deal. She attended a conference on promoting democratic elections in Libya. And she secured a commitment for the United States to join a nonbinding international […]

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Vietnam’s Workers Hesitate to Return After Covid Outbreak

Thu Trang traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2019, ecstatic to get a job at a factory. She worked eight-hour shifts and was guaranteed overtime pay, and the wages were nearly triple what she had made as a farmer back home. But during a Covid-19 outbreak this summer, the factory where she worked […]

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Video of Salt Bae Serving Communist Leader Gold Steak Prompts Anger in Vietnam

A top Communist Party leader from Vietnam was in London last week visiting the grave of Karl Marx, the philosopher whose writing championed the proletariat fight to topple the ruling moneyed class. While there, the official, Gen. To Lam, also ate steak covered in 24-karat gold flakes at a restaurant run by the social media […]

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The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Nowhere is cutting carbon emissions more crucial than in the world’s emerging and developing economies, where the thirst for energy, and the output of carbon dioxide, is rising the fastest. New power plants there will lock in the trajectory of global warming for decades to come. But here’s the big problem: Fifty-two percent of new […]

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Supply Chain Shortages: Your Questions Answered

The dramatic surge in demand clogged the system for transporting goods to the factories that needed them. At the same time, finished products — many of them made in China — piled up in warehouses and at ports throughout Asia because of a profound shortage of shipping containers, the standard-size steel boxes that carry goods […]

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Vietnamese Americans Mobilize to Welcome Afghan Refugees

In the middle of the night, Uyen Nguyen trudged through a grassy marshland with her mother and three siblings until they reached the edge of the ocean, where a small, dilapidated fishing boat was beached on the sand. It set off with 31 people packed on it. It was 1985, a decade after Saigon had […]

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Retailers’ Latest Headache: Shutdowns at Their Vietnamese Suppliers

After a bruising 18 months of the pandemic, this fall represented a fresh start for the apparel company Everlane. It was preparing to release a slew of new products, with September marking the beginning of an ambitious marketing campaign around its denim. Instead, Everlane has spent this month scrambling just to get jeans — along […]

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