Chinese companies using fake labels

HANOI — Vietnam’s government said it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal “Made in Vietnam” labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods.

The customs department said textiles, fisheries, farm products, tiles, honey, iron, steel and plywood are among the Chinese products that are most often being relabeled and then exported to a third country.

New Zealand

Military to buy Super Hercules planes

WELLINGTON — New Zealand’s military said it will buy five new Super Hercules planes to replace its aging Hercules fleet. Defense Minister Ron Mark said Tuesday the estimated cost of the Lockheed Martin aircraft was more than $661 million.

He said the military would buy the stretch version of the plane, the C-130J-30 Super Hercules.


New government gains support

CHISINAU — Five European nations and Russia declared support Monday for elected lawmakers in Moldova, where a court-appointed interim president dissolved parliament and called a new election the day after a new coalition government won approval. In a joint declaration, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom said the parliament had made important decisions “including the formation of a government.”

A majority voted in an emergency session Saturday to make pro-Europe leader Maia Sandu prime minister.