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The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics held a welcoming meeting with Embassies and international organizations in Vietnam on the occasion of New Year 2017. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, President of the Academy, gave a speech to celebrate the New Year and express his appreciation for the valuable, sincere and effective cooperation of Embassies and international organizations in the training and scientific research activities of the Academy over the years, contributing significantly and positively to the fulfillment of the noble mission that the Party and State entrust to the Academy. The Political Theory Journal would like to publish an excerpt of this speech. The title is written by the Editorial board.

The fourth industrial revolution: Issues for Vietnam

(LLCT) - In the later decades of the 20th century, developed countries made many modern scientific and technological advancements in fields including information technology, electronics, universal technology, nuclear technology, nanotechnology, biology, and genetic technology, etc. These advancements were applied extensively to production as well as social life, creating a development leap. This breakthrough development created the term “knowledge economy” or “knowledge-based economy”

Improving the leadership and management ability of communal key leaders in new countryside construction in the Northwest

(LLCT) - New countryside construction is a mission of the entire Party, people, political system in socio-economic development all over the nation. In 2015, countryside construction program had been active for five years. Its achievements and limitations have been initially evaluated. The countryside and agriculture have made some progresses. The countryside has changed rapidly, the material and spiritual life of the people have been improved, a modernized and decent countryside has been created. These achievements are the product of the efforts of the whole political system and the people’s creativity.

Huynh Thuc Khang: The political portrait of an intellectual

(LLCT) - On the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Huynh Thuc Khang (1876 - 2016), this article, from a historical perspective, means to further clarify his political portrait as a person, a thinker and an activist by studying his contribution to the national struggle for independence in the 20th century.

Functions of the National Assembly under the 2013 Constitution and recommendations for effective implementation

(LLCT) - Since the 1980 Constitution, the National Assembly was organized following a socialist model with three functions: “exercise constitutional and legislative power, decide significant national affairs, and exercise supreme control over all activities of the State”. These three functions are still enshrined in Article 69 of the 2013 Constitution and other current legal instruments. 

Investment in youth: A strategic Choice and a significant asset for sustainable growth in Africa

(LLCT) - Over the last few years, the concept of “Demographic Dividend” has gained strong momentum among African nations and African politicians and decision makers as an important means for boosting and accelerating economic and social development. Africa’s youth represents its significant asset for sustainable growth if properly harnessed. The time to harness the demographic dividend and start investing in human resource, particularly youth is now.


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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