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lundi 18 janvier 2016

Vietnam faces last-minute maneuvering for Communist Party leadership

Soon after becoming the American ambassador to Vietnam in 2007, Michael W. Michalak approached Nguyen Tan Dung, the country’s new prime minister, at a gala dinner and mentioned that human rights were among the American government’s highest priorities in Vietnam.

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samedi 16 janvier 2016

Who Will Lead Vietnam ?

Between January 20 and 28, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party is scheduled to convene its 12th national congress. The Party congress is to Vietnam in some sense what the presidential election is to the United States: It decides who the country’s next leaders will be.

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jeudi 14 janvier 2016

Vietnam’s leadership succession struggle

A pressure-packed political succession has entered its final stages.

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister likely won’t have a Job in new government

The current secretary-general is staying on in that roll, freezing out potential rise of Nguyen Tan Dung, who also faces term limit as premier

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mardi 12 janvier 2016

Extra ‘special candidates’ introduced for Vietnam’s key leadership positions

Additional ‘special candidates’ have been considered and introduced by the Vietnamese Politburo to be up for re-election for next term’s four most important posts of leadership during the final Party meeting that opened in Hanoi on Monday.

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lundi 11 janvier 2016

Vietnam’s communist party meets to elect new leadership, while confronting momentous decisions on economic reform and foreign policy

To change or not to change, that is the question for Vietnam’s communist party élites as they congregate later this month January for a momentous meeting to decide the country’s future.

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mardi 5 janvier 2016

Vietnam police urged to ensure safety during upcoming party congress

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged the Ministry of Public Security's Mobile Police High Command to ensure absolute safety for the country's major events, including the upcoming 12th National Party Congress, the elections of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for 2016 to 2020.

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jeudi 24 décembre 2015

Vietnam’s divide: slow healing, fewer prospects for children of U.S. allies

As a graduate from one of Vietnam’s most prestigious schools, 22-year-old Cao would seem to have a bright future ahead of him — if only the past would get out of the way. He’s found his career prospects hemmed in by the lingering legacy of a war that ended nearly two decades before he was born.

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mercredi 23 décembre 2015

Vietnam leadership to be chosen in January

Vietnam’s new leadership will be chosen at a Communist Party Congress in January, an official statement said late Monday, as the country struggles with economic reform and strained relations with its biggest trade partner and neighbour China.

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dimanche 20 décembre 2015

It’s time for domestic changes in Vietnam

In 2015 was Vietnam’s year to consolidate its diplomatic position in the international arena, 2016 will be crucial for bringing domestic political structures in line with the country’s new position in the global economic and security architecture.

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jeudi 22 octobre 2015

Why Vietnam's communists are learning to like Facebook

Vietnam’s Communist government, which once blocked Facebook Inc., is now embracing the online tools of capitalism by establishing its own page on the social media website in order to reach young Internet-savvy users who turn to it for news and discourse.

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mardi 20 octobre 2015

Bloggers keep the windows open in Vietnam’s constitutional debates

Under President Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party is using the Seven Prohibitions to shut down discussion about liberal constitutional reform. In comparison, constitutional deliberations in Vietnam appear open, vibrant and far-reaching — prompting some commentators to speculate on whether Vietnam is a model for post-socialist institutional reform.

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vendredi 2 octobre 2015

Vietnam is changing... and so is the balance of power in Asia

All signs point to intense internal debate on leadership and foreign policy.

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samedi 12 septembre 2015

Following the leaders in Vietnam

As the 12th National Party Congress looms, the question of Vietnam’s future leadership is in the balance.

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mardi 3 mars 2015

Minister's Facebook page welcomed in Vietnam

Hanoi -- The launch of a Facebook page by a Vietnamese minister could lead to a more open society, an observer said Tuesday.

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dimanche 1 février 2015

2015 Challenges for the Communist Party of Vietnam

The recent plenum was revealing as to the future direction the party will take.

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samedi 15 novembre 2014

Vietnam PM wins broad backing in rare confidence vote

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sailed through a parliamentary confidence motion on Saturday, boosting his clout within the ruling Communist Party just over a year ahead of a shake-up of the country's top leadership.

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mercredi 6 août 2014

Vietnam communist party group calls for more political openness

Vietnam’s communist leadership faced calls for greater political openness from a group of ruling party members dissatisfied with how the nation handled tensions in recent months with China, its dominant trading partner.

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dimanche 8 juin 2014

Viet Tan reactionary party behind riots in Vietnam hub

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have concluded that the riots that broke out in Thu Duc District last month was incited and caused by what so called the Viet Tan (Vietnam Reform) Party, an outlawed reactionary organization based in the U.S.

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jeudi 9 janvier 2014

Vietnam universal periodic review submission 2013

Since the last periodic review in 2009, increasing popular activity in exercising fundamental human rights has met with intensifying government human rights violations. A now on-going process of amendment of Vietnam’s constitution, while including an enhanced rhetorical commitment to human rights, appears likely to fall far short of ensuring promotion and protection of fundamental human rights.

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lundi 6 janvier 2014

Vietnam's new constitution shows limits of reform

Vietnam has had a new constitution since the beginning of this year, after a near-unanimous vote by the National Assembly in November 2013. But it leaves much to be desired in terms of political and economic reform.

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jeudi 28 novembre 2013

Vietnam amends Constitution

HANOI - Vietnam’s National Assembly on Thursday passed an amendment to the country’s Constitution, but critics said that despite calls for reform little has changed.

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mercredi 23 octobre 2013

Vietnam : revise constitution to protect Rights

NEW YORK – Vietnam’s National Assembly should ensure that the country’s revised constitution fully meets international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the chairman of the National Assembly.

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mardi 8 octobre 2013

Progress and the Party : Social(ist) tensions in Vietnam

Late last month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh. His message was for a full-scale improvement of relations between the two countries. Of course, it would make sense that two of the world's last remaining socialist countries would have strong relations.

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samedi 5 octobre 2013

Vietnam General Vo Nguyen Giap dies today

Vo Nguyen Giap, the first four-star general and the supreme chief commander of Vietnam, died at 6:00pm today at the Army Hospital 108 in Hanoi, over a month after he celebrated his 103th birthday.

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Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who ousted U.S. from Vietnam, is dead

Vo Nguyen Giap, the relentless and charismatic North Vietnamese general whose campaigns drove both France and the United States out of Vietnam, died on Friday in Hanoi. He was believed to be 102.

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vendredi 4 octobre 2013

Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.

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jeudi 29 août 2013

Visions of a democratic Vietnam

As calls for political reform and democracy mount in Vietnam, questions are being asked over what kind of political system could replace the old.

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samedi 17 août 2013

Vietnam activists 'to form multi-party democracy'

A group of activists in Vietnam have expressed their intention to form a new political party to promote multi-party democracy in the communist country.

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mardi 9 juillet 2013

Vietnam : Playing with fire

Follow America and save the country; follow China and save the party. This saying, heard everywhere in Vietnam, distills the geopolitical dilemma facing its ruling Communist Party.

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