Fear has long underpinned the authoritarian rule of Vietnam's Communist Party. Fear of change; fear of the people over which they rule; fear that the people might soon demand more freedom, accountability and transparency than their once revolutionary leaders are willing to allow.
mercredi 6 mars 2013
samedi 12 janvier 2013
Vietnamese propaganda officials have admitted deploying people to engage in online discussions and post comments supporting the Communist Party's policies.
dimanche 23 décembre 2012
HANOI - Posters of US bombers crashing in flames festoon Hanoi to mark another anniversary in a long-finished war. But behind the usual propaganda Vietnam's rulers face a modern-day threat -- anger over the economy.
vendredi 21 décembre 2012
One afternoon in mid-December, Colonel Tran Dang Thanh shared his views on foreign affairs with an audience of deans and professors drawn from Hanoi's many universities. Like all Vietnamese Communist Party business, Thanh's comments were considered state secrets.
lundi 26 décembre 2011
Here under are Vietnam’s top ten events in 2011 selected by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA):
mardi 6 septembre 2011
A delegation of top leaders of the Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Vietnam Fatherland Front laid a wreath at the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, commemorating the 66th anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day - September 2.
lundi 23 mai 2011
Par Vietnam aujourd'hui le lundi 23 mai 2011, 20:55
The French News Agency AFP has widely covered the elections in Vietnam. In an article, it quoted the Head of the United Nations mission in the country, John Hendra, as saying that the Vietnamese National Assembly was performing its better role in ensuring the government’s responsibility.
The streets of Hanoi may be festooned with election posters, but the people are not showing the enthusiasm one might expect in the run up to Sunday's election.
jeudi 17 mars 2011
VIENTIANE — The ruling communist party of Laos opened its five-yearly congress on Thursday, an event analysts say will see a power struggle between rival pro-Vietnam and China camps.
dimanche 23 janvier 2011
Vietnam's grand meeting to pick its top Communist leaders wrapped up Wednesday with the reshuffling of many familiar high-ranking party members, as the government clung to its one-party system while boasting of true democracy.
Vietnam's ruling communists have elected as their new leader a "soft" figure whose power is expected to be eclipsed by the prime minister's, party sources said Tuesday.
Communist Vietnam's two top leaders have not been re-elected to the new Central Committee according to the Communist Party's Election Committee's Tuesday report.
Vietnam may officially allow private business owners into the Communist Party for the first time, a move that could boost the country's image with foreign investors a decade after China adopted similar measures.
mercredi 19 janvier 2011
HANOI - Vietnam's ruling communists Wednesday wrapped up a secretive five-yearly congress with the prime minister apparently fending off a leadership challenge as the party cements its absolute hold on power.
lundi 17 janvier 2011
HANOI — The main message of Vietnam’s Communist Party congress is the absence of burning issues it will deal with under a leadership secure in its dominance but also constrained by an inflexible system and the power of vested interests.
samedi 15 janvier 2011
General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party Nong Duc Manh said on Wednesday in Hanoi that while high growth would be pursued in the 2011-2020 period, the country will attend more to the quality of growth.
mardi 11 janvier 2011
The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, scheduled for Jan. 12-19, will deliberate and adopt a number of important documents and elect the Central Committee for the 11th tenure.
lundi 10 janvier 2011
Ho Chi Minh City - Activists use blogs and social networking sites to highlight human rights abuses and corruption
vendredi 7 janvier 2011
Vietnam's political elite will meet on January 11 to renew the leadership and reassert the legitimacy of the nation's ruling Communist Party (CPV). Public statements will project continuity and competence; policy adjustments will be incremental at best.
jeudi 6 janvier 2011
HANOI - All too frequently Vietnam’s capital is plagued by power blackouts. Hotel lifts get stuck, and even the espresso machines in Hanoi’s Parisian-style cafés splutter to a halt. Many thought this fast-developing country had left such symptoms behind. Yet the economy is now straining, and often failing, to keep up with the ambitious growth targets set by Vietnam’s Communist bosses. Inflation is rising; the budget is in deficit; the currency is falling; and people are rushing to turn their savings into dollars or gold.
lundi 27 décembre 2010
The Vietnamese Communist Party is to hold its 11th Party Congress to choose new leaders for the next five years, a party source said Thursday.
mercredi 22 décembre 2010
HANOI - Vietnam's new leadership will be determined at a Communist Party Congress from January 11-19, state radio reported Wednesday, with embattled Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expected to retain a key post.
vendredi 1 octobre 2010
Vietnam has stepped up experimental political reforms in the lead-up to a major meeting of the ruling Communist Party next year, possibly paving the way for more accountability among the leadership.
mardi 21 septembre 2010
Hanoi - Two Ho Chi Minh City men were arrested for allegedly forcing their way into the house of a government official, stabbing her and her daughter, and killing a district Communist Party official, police said Tuesday.
samedi 18 septembre 2010
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has projected annual economic growth at between 7.5 percent and 8 percent for the next five years, revising upwards its earlier targets, the party said in a report published on Wednesday.
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has expelled a provincial governor from its ranks for soliciting prostitutes.
mercredi 31 mars 2010
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party is targeting annual economic growth of 7-8 percent over the coming five years, it said in a statement after a meeting of senior party leaders.
lundi 29 mars 2010
Hanoi - The Communist Party of Vietnam's Central Committee wrapped up its plenary session with a call for more socialism in the coming decade, Vietnamese press reported Monday.
vendredi 5 février 2010
HANOI — Liberation fighters and former Communist Party officials in Vietnam have bitterly denounced what they say is a corrupt system whose leaders are sullying the country's hard-won independence.
mercredi 23 juillet 2008
HANOI - Readers of the newest website of Vietnam's government-controlled press can't complain of any hidden bias in reporting. Propaganda magazine, the official organ of Vietnam's Committee for Propaganda and Training, launched its website (www.tuyengiao.vn) Monday, featuring articles about Ho Chi Minh Thought and a visit by representatives of the Russian Communist Party.
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