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Can the market economy work in harmony with a socialist orientation?

Can the market economy work in harmony with a socialist orientation?

(LLCT) - One of the primary achievements of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) during the Doi Moi (renovation process) was the development of a socialist-oriented market economy, considered the country’s general economic model during the transitional period towards a more socialist society.Vietnam’s Party and State consider the market economy a model that is capable of building the material infrastructure of socialism and achieving its objectives of a wealthy people, strong country, and an equitable, democratic and civilized society.

The nature of the allegation: “Marxist - Leninist is in opposition to Ho Chi Minh Thought”

The nature of the allegation: “Marxist - Leninist is in opposition to Ho Chi Minh Thought”

(LLCT) - Since public denial proved to be ineffective, forces hostile to Marxism - Leninism and scientific socialism have taken up more slanderous methods to undermine the legitimacy of these political theories. For example, one recent allegation that has emerged amongst political discussions paints Marxism - Leninism and scientific socialism as outdated theories and in opposition to the true ideology of Ho Chi Minh Thought!

Solution to ensure the standing and role of the ruling party

Solution to ensure the standing and role of the ruling party

(LLCT) - With 85 years of age, and 70 continuous years in power, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has made great contributions to the country and nation. Under its leadership, the people won national independence, built up the first state of workers and peasants in Southeast Asia, and the first democratic republic regime in Vietnam.

Perfecting institutions to ensure power control in Vietnam at the present

(LLCT) - Controlling power to restrict power degeneration is an indispensable requirement in the process of strengthening democracy. This requirement was put forth and initially settled in ancient Greece and Rome. It was further improved in the Renaissance and Enlightenment in Europe and today has become a general tendency of mankind.

Ensuring rural women’s rights in the modernization of rural areas

Ensuring rural women’s rights in the modernization of rural areas

(LLCT) - In order to modernize rural areas, it is important that rural households are wealthy and progressive. In every household, women manage resources and decide on major investments in production, business, house building and household appliances together with their husbands. They represent a vital part of the modernization of rural areas in Vietnam.

Viewpoints on public debate mechanisms

(LLCT) - Public debate is meant to enable different classes of society to practice their rights to mastership including freedoms to voice their opinions on activities by authorized people and to evaluate such activities. Democracy as a cultural value established on humanitarian and legal bases does not just stop at ideas, aspirations, concepts and wills but also needs to be expressed through action and ensured with mechanisms and laws.

The implications of “group interests” on the leadership of the ruling party

(LLCT) - The phrase “group interests” has been mentioned in some of the Party’s documents and has attracted the attention of the entire society. Group interests can be interpreted in different ways. They can be the interests of a group of people who unite together to achieve and protect them. Group interests can form interest or social groups. Humankind’s history shows that group interests and societies came into being at the same time and are coexistent. Such interests find expression in all areas and contain both positive and negative aspects.

A human rights - based approach in making and implementing policies in Vietnam

A human rights - based approach in making and implementing policies in Vietnam

Human rights are universally agreed values of mankind, and recorded in the important legal documents of the United Nations. However, in reality, in policy making and law enforcement, the human rights-based approach has not been applied in a large number of countries, hindering the people from enjoying their legitimate rights.

People’s ownership of land: inevitable but needs content renewal in actualization

People’s ownership of land: inevitable but needs content renewal in actualization

In recent years, in many forums contributing ideas for the 1992 Constitution and Laws on Land, there have been debates over how the land ownership mechanism should be designed in the country. Many advocate the private ownership of land. Others support various types of ownerships of land. The majority remain the ownership of land belongs to the people (meaning jointly owned by all Vietnamese people), given a more effective mechanism is introduced in the actualisation process. The author supports the people’s ownership of land and against the private ownership of land or the diversification of land ownerships, for the following reasons:

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