President Ho Chi Minh and the cause of national renewal, development and defense

(LLCT) - In honour of the 130th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2020), on May 8, 2020, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Central Communication Committee and Nghe An Provincial Party Committee co-organized the national scientific conference “President Ho Chi Minh and the cause of national renewal, development and defense”. The Journal of Political Theory has the great honour of publishing the conference’s opening speech by Professor NGUYEN XUAN THANG, member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, President of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, and Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council.

Achievements in new theoretical perception about the Vietnamese working class

(LLCT) - Vietnamese working class has a mission to be the leader of socialism building, the head and front of industrialization and modernization, the vanguard of innovation and the core of the great unity bloc. The country’s working class must be built up and strive itself for growth. The Party and State are the most decisive factor for the development of working class and its mission implementation. New multi-faceted theoretical perceptions about working class are the scientific foundation for improving policies and guidelines for the working class.

Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics: International cooperation in human resources training in new period

(LLCT) - Over the past years, international cooperation in general and staff training of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics has significantly contributed to promote the renewal of content, course, skills and methods of training management; increase the capacity of scientific research, policy advice; enhance the ability to integrate and work in the international environment of the Academy’s teachers and research staffs, thus raising the status of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics in the international arena. In the coming time, the Academy will continue to exploit well existing cooperative relationships, strengthen the search for new partners, with diversified, practical, effective, and responsive forms of cooperation to achieve the Academy’s mission in the new era.

(LLCT) - On the basis of analyzing the research findings on the impact of the media on social trust in recent years in Vietnam in general and Central Vietnam in particular, the article focuses on clarifying the role of the mass media in building and strengthening social trust in Central Vietnam in the coming time concerning the following aspects: promoting the role of the mass media through social opinion orientation and building trust for people; building social life, enhancing the position and voice of the people; preventing and repelling negative phenomena in social life; and fighting against plots for distortion of opposing and hostile forces.

Declaration of Independence and its immortal values

(LLCT) - On September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh flower garden, Hanoi, in front of a great number of people, on behalf of the provisional Government, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, officially giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, a totally new regime in the thousands of years’ history of the Vietnamese people and also the first people's democratic state in Southeast Asia. The Declaration of Independence is a document with immortal value leading the way for Vietnam’s development.

Is Marxism - Leninism outdated and unsuitable for Vietnam?

(LLCT) - Since its origin, Marxism - Leninism has been distorted in a dogmatic or opportunistic manner. Particularly, the schemes to distort Marxism - Leninism have become greater in scale, more diverse in form, more dangerous in nature, and more wicked in level after real socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe collapsed. The article helps clarify the scientific and revolutionary nature and vitality of Marxism - Leninism and fight against wrongful and hostile views.

Conflicts and agreements between the U.S. and China: from theory to practice and forecasts

(LLCT) - With China’s growth and the relative weakening of the United States, there is growing speculation that China and the United States will soon fall into the “Thucydides’s trap”, meaning that there will be a major war in the process of a power transition. Meanwhile, there are also opinions that the current U.S. and China relation have many complex variables; it is not easy to get into conflict. For Vietnam, developments in the U.S. - China relationship has always been an important factor in assessing the external environment. This article provides reviews and predictions about the potential for conflict and agreement between the United States and China, both theoretically and practically.

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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