The Communist Party of Vietnam - intelligence, mettle, and renovation for national independence and socialism to be worthy of the 90 year tradition

(LLCT) - On January 16, 2020, the Central Communication Department, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, and Central Theoretical Council worked together to organize the scientific workshop “The Communist Party of Vietnam - Intelligence, Mettle, and Renovation for National Independence and Socialism (1930-2020)”. The Journal of Political Theory is honored to introduce the speech of Comrade NGUYEN XUAN THANG, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics at the workshop

Sustainable values and era significance of Marxism - Leninism

(LLCT) - Marxism - Leninism has come into life and developed for nearly 172 years with historical ups and downs, but it has still contained the sustainable values that cannot be denied: development, absolute humanitarianism, dialectical materialism and materialistic conception of history, theory of surplus value, socio-economic form, and socialism. Thus, Marxism - Leninism is the scientific worldview and methodology that provides us with awareness, deals with the practical issues of the contemporary world, builds socialism, and carries out the renovation cause successfully.

The effect after advanced political theory training at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - It is imperative to survey and evaluate the effect after advanced political theory training at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. This is an important base for the Academy to adjust and renovate the related contents to improve the advanced political theory training quality. This evaluation is implemented in accordance with the following 5 aspects: (1) Suitability in arranging job by specialty, (2) Change of position after advanced political theory training, (3) Promotion of strong capacity after advanced political theory training, (4) Degree of the student’s participation in the activities of the unit before and after learning advanced political theory, and (5) Effect of implementing the specific tasks at the unit after graduating from the advanced political theory program.

Difficulties and challenges in the development of digital economy in Vietnam

(LLCT) - The Politburo’s resolution No. 52-NQ/TW issued on September 27, 2019 set the goal of digital economy in Vietnam to account for 20% of GDP by 2025 and over 30% of GDP by 2030. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to build and implement an appropriate system of solutions. Based on the research and evaluation of difficulties and challenges in developing the digital economy, this article will provide suggestions to promote the development of digital economy in Vietnam in the coming period.

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.

(LLCT) - Resolution No. 35-NQ/TW dated October 22, 2018, of the 12th Tenure of the Politburo on further protecting the ideological foundation of the Party, fighting and opposing wrongful and hostile views in the new situation asserts that protecting the ideological foundation of the Party means defending the Party, its Political Program and line, as well as the people, the socialist law-ruled state, and socialist democracy in the country. This article focuses on clarifying some contents, modes and methods to protect the ideological foundation (Marxism - Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought), and prevent wrongful and hostile views in the current context.

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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