VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 7

In fact, Vietnam is among the most developed snack markets in the ASEAN, joining Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia in the $3.5-billion club, according to a recent report from Japanese consultant Corporate Directions. This has attracted many foreign brands to capitalise on the market growth. Among them, snacking heavyweight Mondelez Kinh Do is taking the lead […]

Reservoirs key to reducing floods

But these rumors are baseless. Compared with the level and volume of water in reservoirs during several massive floods in Cuntan, Chongqing, before and after the Three Gorges Dam — the world’s largest hydroelectric power project — gradually expanded operation in the past decade, the change is quite small. That’s because despite being part of […]

More reservoirs needed to reduce floods

China selectively built some hydroelectric dams in the last century due to shortage of funds, and they were mainly key projects with comprehensive social benefits-generating electricity and minimizing flood risks. As such, the authorities should allocate more resources, including funds, to build more water conservancy facilities in order to improve the flood-control system.

Coronavirus live updates: ‘Perfect storm’ arrives for Bay Area’s working poor

10:15 a.m. Racial inequities found in coronavirus infections, deaths: Black and Latino people are three times as likely to become infected with the coronavirus than white people and nearly twice as likely to die, according to CDC data the New York Times published Sunday. The data, which the Times filed a lawsuit to obtain, provides […]

Coronavirus live updates: Pandemic ‘perfectly designed’ to destroy Fisherman’s Wharf tourism

6:10 a.m. Coronavirus and the race to save homeless people in SF: Before the coronavirus crisis hit earlier this year, nearly 600,000 people were already on America’s streets every night — a quarter of them in California, which has only 12% of the nation’s population overall. But with unemployment at a historic low amid a […]

Trump’s failed COVID response: Managing a pandemic isn’t a states’ rights issue

It may have made political sense for President Trump to put 50 different governors in charge of the nation’s reopening. But it wasn’t in the best interest of the health of the nation. Managing a pandemic isn’t a states’ rights issue. This is a national emergency that demands a unified and structured approach led by […]

Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco pauses its go-ahead for indoor dining

6:10 a.m. Coronavirus and the race to save homeless people in SF: Before the coronavirus crisis hit earlier this year, nearly 600,000 people were already on America’s streets every night — a quarter of them in California, which has only 12% of the nation’s population overall. But with unemployment at a historic low amid a […]

Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco restaurants again must wait before diners can sit inside

12:30 p.m. Santa Clara County shifts focus to risk reduction in next phase: Santa Clara health officials confirmed Tuesday that businesses not listed as “high-risk” can reopen with social distancing and mask requirements starting July 13, and outdoor dining can continue. “This new order does not mean, ‘We’re open, let’s get back to our lives!’ […]