International cooperation contributes to elevating the position of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - Paper written for the International Scientific Seminar entitled “International cooperation and the development of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics” marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA).

Humanism in Marxist theory and its epochal meaning

(LLCT) - One of the specific values creating the vitality of Marxist theory is its humanism. Marxism presents the unity between humanity, scientific, and revolutionary characters, and it is associated with the cause of emancipating the proletariat in particular, and people in general from oppression and exploitation so as to protect the fundamental human rights, especially those of the working class in society. Humanism of Karl Marx is the factor which generates the new vitality for Marxism today.

Building a contingent of leaders and managers at provincial political schools

(LLCT) - Provincial political schools play an important role in training and fostering cadres for the grassroots political system. In order to fulfill their assigned functions and duties, the management of provincial political schools needs to be built in a comprehensive manner. Over the past years, the Party Politburo, Secretariat, provincial Party committees have issued important guidelines and policies to build up this contingent of managers to meet the requirements of each period.

Roles of procedural agencies in dealing with domestic violence in Vietnam today

(LLCT) - According to international and Vietnamese law, domestic violence is the serious violation of the basic human rights and freedom of women. In Vietnam, the legal framework for preventing and combating domestic violence has been built. However, the effectiveness of implementing these rules still encounters challenges which are even caused by the crimical judicial system. This leads to the situation that complaints about domestic violence encounter difficulties on seeking support. The article further clarifies the roles of the procedural agencies in taking responsibility for dealing with the domestic violence acts and raises some recommendations to improve the apparatus of agencies in charge of protecting Vietnamese domestic violence victims.

Manifesto of the Communist Party and the orientation value for the transitional path to socialism in Vietnam

(LLCT) - It has been 170 years since the Manifesto of the Communist Party was born. The value of its theoretical points has remained unchanged up to now. The country on the path to socialism can apply it creatively in accordance with its specific conditions. For Vietnam, the chosen transitional path to socialism is oriented and lightened by the Manifesto and Marxism - Leninism. The vitality of the Manifesto is the constant inspiration which requires us to supplement and develop the theory of socialism and the transitional path to socialism in Vietnam in the new context.

Some principles of handling ethnic and religious issues in Vietnam nowadays

(LLCT) - The issue of ethnicity and religion in Vietnam is always very sensitive and complicated. If it is not properly resolved, it will lead to instability in politics, social order and safety, creating an excuse for hostile forces to intervene in national internal affairs. Therefore, in order to successfully solve the issues related to ethnicity and religion, it is necessary to comply with the following principles: ensuring political security, social order and safety; ensuring the rights of ethnic minorities, the people's right to freedom of religion, and at the same time resolutely fighting against the abuse of ethnicity and religious issues for political purposes; ensuring solidarity among ethnic minorities and religions; improving the material and spiritual life of ethnic and religious people. All of these requirements are the responsibility of the whole political system under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam - India friendship

(LLCT) - The friendship between Vietnam and India is rooted in similar plights of colonial rule, in the struggle for independence and freedom, and in many shared values and benefits in the building up and protection of the countries. The friendship in the modern era was founded by two outstanding leaders of our nations, President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister J. Nehru, beginning in the 1950s. Continuing that good relationship, succeeding generations of leaders of the both countries have consistently tried to cultivate, strengthen, and build a comprehensive strategic partnership in all fields, including economics, politics, diplomacy, security, defense, culture, and education.

Launch of Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index 2015

(LLCT) - On the 12th of April 2016, the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP), the Centre for Official Fostering and Scientific Research (under the Fatherland Front of Vietnam), and the Centre for Community Support and Development Studies, launched Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) 2015 in Hanoi. In attendance of the ceremony were Prof. Dr. Ta Ngoc Tan, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, H.E. Ms. Beatrice Maser Mallor, Ambassador of Switzerland to Vietnam, and Ms. Pratibha Mehta, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam.

A nation's power includes not only its hard power (geographical - population, economic, military factors) but also its soft power (political institution, ideology and national strategies (state leaders), and the will of the people in implementing strategies, social values, international relations). Therefore, the study of a country’s soft power should be taken under overall consideration of its comprehensive power.

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