What happened ? Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned from his government and party positions on 17 January 2023. This ostensible reason was to take responsibility for corruption by senior officials under his watch as prime minister (2016-2021).
President Phuc’s likely forced resignation could signal a less reform-friendly direction in one of Asia’s hottest economies.
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced he is stepping down, sparking a potential power shift among the communist-ruled country’s leaders.
Vietnam is in the midst of an unprecedented political shake-up after President Nguyen Xuan Phuc became the biggest scalp of an anti-corruption drive that has swept up hundreds of officials from the ruling Communist Party.
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has submitted his resignation after the ruling Communist Party found him responsible for violations and wrongdoing of numerous officials under him, the country’s official news agency said on Tuesday.
The Central Party Committee on Tuesday agreed to let Nguyen Xuan Phuc stop serving as Vietnam’s president, as well as a member of the Politburo and the committee upon his personal request.
Vietnam’s legislature is expected to hold a rare extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, according to three sources, following a similar gathering earlier this month when two deputy prime ministers were dismissed.
The censorship of an article by a small Middle Eastern think tank offers insights into the party’s greatest sensitivities.
Stripping the two men of their positions comes as Vietnam’s Communist Party intensifies fight against corruption.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday ordered relevant agencies to better facilitate tourist entry and develop new tourism products to boost Vietnam’s tourism recovery.
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Anti-Americanism in Vietnam is less pronounced than in many other parts of the world, and it likely stems from Vietnamese views about wealth and capitalism.
South Korea’s socio-economic achievements demonstrate the need for a strong state regardless of the institutional system.
The Vietnamese government’s commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of “tax evasion.”
Like what a number of Southeast Asian countries have done, Vietnam takes advantage of public clamor for fighting fake news about COVID-19 to ratchet up state control on the flow of information on other aspects of public life
Award-winning founder of green development centre was arrested on tax evasion charges in February
Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has likened his anti-graft campaign to a “blazing furnace,” one that’s caught hundreds of senior officials, business executives and others in its blast over the years.
Speculation running rife that a change in Vietnam’s communist leadership may be on the cards sooner than expected
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Pham Chi Thanh suffering health problems
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