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Perfection of mechanisms on labor relations to meet the demands of  international economic intergration

Perfection of mechanisms on labor relations to meet the demands of international economic intergration

(LLCT) - Thanks to the implementation of the national renewal and international economic integration policy, Vietnam’s economy has transformed successfully from the central planning mechanism to the market economy mechanism— employment and labor relations are increasingly regulated by the market principles. Moreover, Vietnam’s participation in the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1992 has promoted and prompted the application of international labor standards for the improvement and supplement of national labor standards and the gradual development of sustainable, harmonious labor relations. To date, Vietnam has approved 21 conventions of ILO(1). Many conditions in various labor standards have been applied into Vietnam’s domestic legislations of the new Labor Code. However, the current legal framework of labor relations in Vietnam is still inadequate and unsuitable with the reality of Vietnam.

Causes and solutions to prevent the modern problem of “bribing for positions”

Causes and solutions to prevent the modern problem of “bribing for positions”

(LLCT) - The phenomenon of “bribing for positions” is popular in a part of officers and Party members nowadays. It causes disapproval among the people, lowers the prestige of the Party and its members, and depletes the trust of the people in the Party, the Government and the socialist regime. This is one of the main causes of power corruption in public authorities, resulting in “self-evolution”, “self-transformation” within the Party and the State.

“Prosperous people” - Top distinctive feature of socialism in Vietnam

“Prosperous people” - Top distinctive feature of socialism in Vietnam

(LLCT) - Over the past 30 years of renovation, together with great achievements of historical significance, the theory on socialism in Vietnam has also taken important steps forward. In which, the identification of the leading distinctive characteristics of socialist model in Vietnam, which is “prosperous people, strong, democratic and civilized country” (the Political Platform, supplemented and amended in 2011). In reality and in research, the term of “prosperous people” has been mentioned by many people, but its connotation has not been fully conceived. It has not been understood that the clear identification and gradual realization of this objective must be seen as one of the greatest achievement of the rennovated thinking on socialism and the path towards socialism in Vietnam. To obtain this theoretical affirmation demands a whole process of exploration and much effort to realize the people’s rights to do businesses, thence to enrich and to be supported and encouraged to enrich themselves lawfully.

The responsibility and role of ASEAN and related parties in solving disputes over the East Sea

The responsibility and role of ASEAN and related parties in solving disputes over the East Sea

(LLCT) - ASEAN’s primary purpose is to create a peaceful environment in Southeast Asia and help member countries maintain independence, unity and territorial sovereignty, leading them toward prosperity and development. Therefore, settling territorial disputes to prevent conflict in the East Sea is ASEAN’s right and responsibility. 

Vietnamese policies in settling the territorial disputes in the East Sea

Vietnamese policies in settling the territorial disputes in the East Sea

(LLCT) - In the modern regional and global context, in order to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity and settle the disputes in the East Sea, Vietnam has signed several bilateral agreements and conventions with related countries, such as the agreement about the historical water with Cambodia in 1982, the agreement of joint exploitation with Malaysia in 1992, the agreement of dividing water border with Thailand in 1997, the agreement of fixing the boundaries in the Gulf of Tonkin and fishing cooperation with China in 2000, and the agreement of fixing the continental shelf with Indonesia in 2003. 

Fight against the abuse of “civil society” for political transformation in Vietnam

Fight against the abuse of “civil society” for political transformation in Vietnam

(LLCT) - At present, the issue of “civil society” has drawn attention of many scholars, scientists, managers and policy-makers at global scale because it is an extremely complicated and sensitive socio-political issue. For Vietnam, hostile forces have been taking advantage of the civil society issue to accelerate “self-evolution”, “self-transformation” with the plot of changing the political regime in Vietnam. 

Refuting criticism to the Party’s foreign policy

Refuting criticism to the Party’s foreign policy

(LLCT) - During the renovation process, independence, autonomy, diversification, and multi-lateralization frame the consistent foreign policy of the Communist Party of Vietnam. This policy has created a high level of consensus among the entire Party, people, and army and has gained support from the international community. Due to the implementation of the Party’s appropriate foreign policy, the work of foreign affairs and international integration has made significant progress, making a worthwhile contribution to the country’s historic achievements over the past 30 years.

The role of Vietnamese overseas representatives in protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands

The role of Vietnamese overseas representatives in protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands

(LLCT) - After 30 years since the 1986 renovation when Vietnam changed its policies, including foreign affairs policies, Vietnamese Party and State has led the country to overcome the embargo and become an active country in the global stage. The open policy has helped Vietnam to quickly integrate with countries in the region and around the world. It can be said that Vietnam has never had broader relations as it does today, when it has established diplomatic relationship with 187 out of 193 member states of the United Nations, built a net of strategic partnerships with 15 countries and comprehensive partnerships with 10 other countries. 

Ensuring the right to an adequate standard of living in Vietnam

Ensuring the right to an adequate standard of living in Vietnam

(LLCT)As a member state of CESCR, Vietnam commits to respect and ensure all rights recognized in the document, including the right to an adequate standard of living. According to the 1991 and 2011 Political Platforms, and other Party documents written during the Renovation period, economic reform has been identified as the focus. Hunger eradication and poverty reduction should be promoted within the guidelines of combining economic growth with social progress and equity throughout the development process.

Marxism - Leninism never goes out of date

Marxism - Leninism never goes out of date

(LLCT) - Recently, some Western researchers and Vietnamese Party members have stated that Marxism and Leninism are outdated. They claim that in this day and age, we cannot build a good new society with prosperous people and a strong, democratic, equal and civilized nation based on those outdated theories.  We must consider several questions: Is Marxism - Leninism outdated in its theories applying to scientific significance and practical social goals? If the answer is yes, what are the reasons and foundations? If the answer is no, why can it be?

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