Sustainable development of Vietnamese private economy: issues and solutions

(LLCT) - In recent years, with the policy of developing the private sector officially recognized, especially thanks to the Resolution No. 10-NQ/TW dated June 3, 2017 on “Developing the private economy as an important driving force of the socialist-oriented market economy”, the private sector has showed a strong growth and contributed positively to the country’s socio-economic development. Nevertheless, besides the achievements, there are still many issues that need to be addressed to ensure the sustainability of the private economic sector to truly become a vital driving force of the national economy.

Ho Chi Minh’s viewpoints on prevention and combat against manifestation of degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyles of party members

(LLCT) - As the founder, leader and trainer of the Communist Party of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh always paid special attention to building a transparent and strong Party in both aspects: establishing principles, regulations and standards on ideology, politics, organization and ethics to unify the will and actions in the Party; and at the same time, pointing out the misdeeds and bad habits that each cadre and party member should prevent, especially since the Party is a ruling Party. This article deals with His views on the prevention and combat against bad habits and vices among cadres and party members, with the meaning of preventing and combating degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle of party members.

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.

Innovation and rearrangement of the apparatus towards streamlined  and efficient political system in Vinh Phuc province

(LLCT) - Implementing Resolution No. 18-NQ/TW dated October 25, 2017 of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on "A number of issues on continued renovation and organization of the apparatus towards a streamlined, effective and efficient political system” and 4 years of implementing the Resolution No. 39-NQ/TW dated April 17, 2015 of the Poliburo “on downsizing/restructuring the contingent of cadres, civil servants and public employees”, Vinh Phuc Provincial Party Committee has actively implemented the arrangement and restructuring of the apparatus of a number of administrative agencies and non-business units which are of similar functions and duties, of inappropriate operation scale, size, and with low performance, thus initial important results have been achieved. However, Vinh Phuc is in the face of difficulties and obstacles in the implementation process and needs attention and support from the Central Government.

Hoang Van Thu - a typical senior leader of the Party and Vietnamese revolution

(LLCT) - Hoang Van Thu is one of the typical senior leaders of the Party and Vietnamese revolution. Throughout his life with the revolutionary cause, Hoang Van Thu made significant contributions to many fields of work of the Party in theory and practical operation instruction, which were acknowledged by the Party and people. The noble communist cause and ideals of Hoang Van Thu are always the pride and bright example for the Vietnamese generations, especially youth, to learn and follow.

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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