For many downtown Saigon residents, it’s hard to remember a time when the Nguyen Hue walking street didn’t exist, despite the fact it’s not even two years old. Such is life in the southern hub: in the blink of an eye, buildings go up or come down, restaurants open, shops close, and what’s a park today could be a train station tomorrow.
Theo báo cáo quốc gia về thanh niên Việt Nam, tỷ lệ thanh niên Việt Nam có trình độ học vấn từ cao đẳng, đại học trở lên còn thấp (4,3%), chưa tốt nghiệp tiểu học là 10,7%.
Twenty-five years ago, battered by the aftermath of a long war, chronic poverty and a heavy-handed government isolated from much of the world, Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200.
BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as improved executive function — which is critical for problem solving and other mentally demanding activities.
A brain is a very nutritionally demanding organ, and if you want to grow a big one, eating at least some meat will provide you far more calories with far less effort than a meatless menu will. What’s more, while animal muscle eaten straight from the carcass requires a lot of ripping and tearing—which demands big, sharp teeth and a powerful bite—once we learned to process our meat, we could do away with some of that, developing smaller teeth and a less pronounced and muscular jaw. This, in turn, may have led to other changes in the skull and neck, favoring a larger brain, better thermoregulation and more advanced speech organs.
Whether spousal or child abuse or other forms of family violence, studies show that they are linked. Abused children are prone to abusing others when they grow up. In a 2011 study of a county in central China by several United Nations agencies, 52 percent of men said that they had used violence against a partner, while 47 percent reported that they had beaten their children.
Cuốn sách của GS.TS Trần Văn Thọ gồm nhiều bài viết về các vấn đề phát triển của Việt Nam trong vòng 40 năm qua như phát triển công nghiệp, dân số, bẫy thu nhập trung bình, chiến lược thoát Trung,.. trong tương quan với các quốc gia khu vực và thế giới.
Ông Trần Văn Thọ, Giáo sư kinh tế học Đại học Waseda, Tokyo đã chỉ đích danh 3 nguy cơ của kinh tế Việt Nam trong vòng 10 năm tới, đó là nguy cơ chưa giàu đã già, nguy cơ chuyển sang thời đại hậu công nghiệp quá sớm và nguy cơ mắc bẫy thu nhập trung bình thấp.
In China, as in other countries ruled by authoritarian regimes, journalists and authors intent on exposing wrongdoing and telling the truth inevitably find themselves at odds with the government. Such is the case with Yang Jisheng, a longtime reporter for the state news agency Xinhua who, after he retired, published a landmark book, “Tombstone,” documenting the deaths of 36 million people during the 1958-62 famine, one of the worst man-made disasters in history.
For his efforts, he earned the enmity of the Communist Party, which is increasingly intolerant of what it calls “historical nihilism” that tarnishes its stewardship of the nation. Mr. Yang, 75, was awarded the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism by the Nieman fellows at Harvard. He was to have received the award in person Thursday evening, but last month, his former employer told him that he was forbidden to travel to the United States.
New Nôm resources online from Temple University
Temple University Libraries is now posting
the results of over 100 resources from its joint project on mobile
digitization of village resources around Huế with the General
Library of Thừa Thiên Huế, in 2014
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