On April 5, Vietnam’s national assembly elected and confirmed Pham Minh Chinh as its new Prime Minister, thereby quickly establishing its leadership team at a critical juncture.
Dynamic political reform can resolve an internal ideological conflict – and help differentiate Vietnam from China.
Deputy Foreign Minister and seasoned diplomat Bui Thanh Son was appointed foreign minister on Thursday, one of 12 new ministers and department heads named by the new government.
The selection of a career security official suggests a continuation of the Party’s hard line on corruption and dissent.
Promotion of Chinh to prime minister signals closer watch on speech in cyberspace
Ex-Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc says he is ‘lucky and honoured’ to be appointed president.
Four activists have been jailed for up to ten years after Vietnamese courts found them guilty of spreading “anti-state propaganda”.
Vietnam’s new president and prime minister are expected to take their oath of office on April 2 and 5 after being elected by the National Assembly.
The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) concluded on 1 February in Hanoi. Four notable developments emerged that will play a role in shaping the future of Vietnamese domestic politics.
‘Di bat bien, ung van bien’ — a phrase evoked by Ho Chi Minh in 1946 — is the Vietnamese rendering of a Chinese maxim which may be translated ‘to respond to the changing with the unchanging’. This could sum…
Conservative decisions and an aging leadership don’t bode well.
Vietnamese living in Myanmar think the political upheaval and Covid-19 pandemic have created a perfect storm.
The outcome reflects a considerable degree of caution, and a desire to balance the party’s internal factions.
Vietnam’s Communist Party re-elected Nguyen Phu Trong signaled the country would continue its push for strong economic growth and maintain its tough anti-corruption campaign after he was granted a rare third term in office.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term.
Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief, has been nominated for a rare third term, a Party official said, according to several state media articles that were published on Wednesday then subsequently amended, removing the comments.
Vietnam’s Communist Party congress has gathered this week to select new leaders and outline policies for the next five years.
Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong hailed booming economic development and containment of the COVID-19 pandemic as major achievements on Tuesday as he presided over the opening of a key party congress in Hanoi.
‘Politics is the art of the possible’. Attributed to Prussian Otto Von Bismarck, this famous dictum implies that politicians sometimes must compromise with one another to reach solutions acceptable to all parties involved.
In less than half a century Vietnam has risen from the ashes of war to being a regional economic powerhouse that even the coronavirus couldn’t stop As its Communist Party meets to decide its future, the country is on the…
Dissidents sent to prison amid preparations for key political event
As Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gears up for its most important meeting in years, its leadership has presided over an intensified crackdown on dissent, according to rights groups, activists and data collated by Reuters.
Vietnamese authorities increased restrictions on basic political and civil rights in 2020, especially freedom of expression and association, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021.
The violent mob that laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 carried symbols expressing the purpose of their insurrectionist campaign to derail Joe Biden’s electoral certification.
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will convene its 13th Congress between 25 January and 2 February 2021, selecting the nation’s next general secretary.
Vietnamese in the U.S. have reacted with shock at the violence and mayhem caused by a pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol.