Vietnam’s COVID-19 response had been one of the most effective in the world. Its comparatively record low number of cases and deaths and its impressive economic performance during the global pandemic boosted the country’s reputation internationally.
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.
Vuong Dinh Hue was re-elected chairman of the National Assembly Tuesday as the national legislative body started the first session of its 15th term.
Pham Chi Thanh suffering health problems
Vietnam was one of the quickest to react to the epidemic and is now one of the slowest to prepare a way out.
Active participation and interest in politics are vital for citizens’ voices to be heard and their votes to actually count.
Corporate governance rules in Vietnam need an upgrade. Vietnam’s ambitious program of developing smart cities and installing climate change-resilient infrastructure requires complex public–private partnerships (PPPs) that challenge the worldview of some policymakers.
About 69 million Vietnamese are casting votes on Sunday for national and local candidates during the nation’s twice-a-decade election as the government battles a new virus outbreak.
Fewer independent candidates than before are standing in an election in Vietnam on Sunday to a largely rubber-stamp legislature that is dominated by the Communist Party but which has taken on a growing role in discussing social issues.
The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party’s monopoly on political power.
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has completed a major reshuffle across the country’s political machinery, including the party apparatus, the government and the national assembly. The reshuffle follows the conclusion of the 13th Congress in February 2021.
In March, Vietnam announced it had gifted a new parliament building worth US$111 million to Laos. The move reflects Hanoi’s unease over Beijing’s growing influence over its closest ally.
Amidst a spike in new cases, the country is tightening restrictions in the hopes of repeating its 2020 successes against the virus.
Just about any way you look at it, Vietnam’s performance during the pandemic has been remarkable.
What does the election of two top generals to the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam mean for the country’s political, economic and foreign policy prospects? The Vietnam People’s Army has also deepened its influence through significant business interests,…
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.