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 2 mars 2013
HANOI — Vietnam’s leaders sought to boost their flagging legitimacy by asking the public for suggestions on constitutional reform. What they got instead was rare open criticism of one-party rule, a fired journalist turned poster boy for dissent, and another lesson on how the Internet has changed the rules of governance.
jeudi 21 février 2013
The Vietnamese Communist Party, once credited for opening the country and joining the global economy, is in crisis. Its factional conflict, economic mismanagement and inattention to quality-of-life issues have eroded its claim to be "the force leading the state and society."
mercredi 20 février 2013
Five years ago, Vietnam was South East Asia's go-to place for foreign investment, rivalling China as the low-cost manufacturing centre of choice in the region.
dimanche 10 février 2013
Freedom of religion, much like freedom of speech, is subject to interpretation by the government
dimanche 16 décembre 2012
“ In the current context, cooperation in this field(strategic ties) should be enhanced to cope with challenges, such as terrorism, transnational crimes, maritime security and safety, including the increased friendly exchanges between the two armed forces”. — Vietnam President Truong Tan Song, October 09, 2011
vendredi 14 décembre 2012
If the population got restive, the suitors for primacy would be the US and China
Chairman of the Office of the National Assembly Nguyen Hanh Phuc said the NA will allocate half a day for the first-ever vote of confidence for high-ranking officials in the 5th NA session in May 2013.
jeudi 22 novembre 2012
The communist-dominated parliament of Vietnam is to subject elected leaders including the president and prime minister to annual confidence votes.
lundi 19 novembre 2012
It is not every day that a Vietnamese national assemblyman publicly confronts a sitting prime minister and Politburo Standing Committee member live on national TV, suggesting that the latter resign. Yet that was what transpired last week, when lawmaker Duong Trung Quoc spoke out against Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
mercredi 14 novembre 2012
A member of the Communist-dominated parliament in Vietnam has in a rare show of dissent told PM Nguyen Tan Dung that he should resign for his mistakes in handling the economy.
lundi 22 octobre 2012
Vietnam's prime minister made a rare apology on Monday for problems gripping the economy and called for the ruling Communist Party to work with the country at large to implement reforms more quickly and ensure order in its finances.
lundi 15 octobre 2012
HANOI—Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a leadership challenge Monday as he struggles to stabilize the country's foundering economy, but he and other top leaders now face growing pressure from a new and pervasive threat here: the Internet.
mercredi 3 octobre 2012
BANGKOK — The political future of Vietnam's prime minister is hanging in the balance as communist party chiefs gather for talks overshadowed by financial scandals and economic malaise, experts say.
lundi 10 septembre 2012
HANOI--Internet blogs critical of Vietnam's authorities are being blocked and their writers detained and prosecuted, in an accelerated crackdown on online criticism.
samedi 18 août 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY – In what was once one of Asia's most exciting emerging markets, Nguyen Van Nguyen sees only gloom ahead. Since 2008, his business in southern Vietnam's economic capital has suffered through two volatile bouts of inflation, peaking in August 2011 at 23 percent -- at the time, Asia's highest inflation rate.
dimanche 29 avril 2012
She may have succeeded in building one of Vietnam’s richest families but businesswoman Dang Thi Hoang Yen always knew that entering the murky world of high-level politics in this authoritarian, one-party state was a gamble.
HANOI — A Vietnamese-American pro-democracy activist has been arrested and accused of terrorism for allegedly trying to sabotage liberation celebrations commemorating the end of the Vietnam War, state media said Sunday.
vendredi 9 mars 2012
A court in Vietnam has jailed two activists for spreading anti-government propaganda produced by a prominent dissident priest, state media said on Wednesday.
mardi 14 février 2012
HANOI - Vietnam has arrested four more men linked to an organisation accused of plotting to overthrow the communist government, state media said Monday.
lundi 6 février 2012
HANOI - Vietnam has arrested nine men said to be members of a 'politically reactionary' organisation that was aiming to overthrow the country's communist government, state media said on Monday.
samedi 21 janvier 2012
Vietnam deputy prime minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has ordered better labour policies because strikes continue to occur, with 2011 recording twice the number compared to the previous year.
mercredi 4 janvier 2012
Vietnam saw several changes in government policies and activities from today January 1, 2012 :
lundi 26 décembre 2011
Here under are Vietnam’s top ten events in 2011 selected by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA):
vendredi 9 septembre 2011
HANOI — Vietnam's state media say former President Vo Chi Cong has died at age 99.
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.
jeudi 4 août 2011
HANOI - The ongoing first session of 13th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Wednesday approved the government cabinet personnel in new term, including four deputy prime ministers and 22 government members.
The prime minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung has proposed to retain his cabinet structure for the 2011-16 term at the 13th National Assembly on Monday.
vendredi 29 juillet 2011
The government is arguably the most important institution in Vietnam and should be reformed first to pave the way for institutional changes capable of satiating the country's development needs
mercredi 27 juillet 2011
Vietnam needs accelerated thinking on reform in various areas.
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