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APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

APEC and Vietnam’s contribution

(LLCT) - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 with the initial aim of establishing a “free trade” area. Currently, APEC has 21 member economies (Vietnam joined in 1998). Since its participation, Vietnam has displayed itself as an active, dynamic and responsible member economy in all joint activities. The successful hosting of APEC 2006 and 2017 is a vivid evidence to make a good impression of Vietnam with APEC member economies as well as Vietnam’s advancement and wisdom in international integration. 

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

The small country-big country relationship in the world nowadays

(LLCT) - The world history shows that big countries and their interactions control and decide the development tendency of the world politics and shaping of the international order. For small countries, their relations with big countries and are always considered as important issues. Nowadays, the small country-big country relationship has become different in nature, condition and defined context. The article focuses on analysing: 1) criteria of identifying a big country in the current world; 2) the nature of the small country-big country relationship; 3) Vietnam’s experiences in behaving towards big countries.

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Training programme for officers from Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

(LLCT) - For the past few years, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics - the most prestigious academy of the Vietnamese Communist Party - has always trained leaders and managers for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Considering this as a task of utmost importance, the Academy has achieved many noteworthy results in building and developing the high quality human resources for the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and in strengthening the good relationship between the two countries.

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

Vietnam - China relations in the new context

(LLCT) - In the new context, in spite of encountering multifaceted impacts, Vietnam - China relations are based on friendly cooperation with the motto “Friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-lasting stability and looking forward to the future”. The two countries agree to be “good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners”. In that spirit, in 2008, the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides have established many exchange and cooperation mechanisms between the two Parties, States and National Assemblies and among Committees, Ministries, branches and socio-political organizations from the central to local level and synchronously deployed in many important areas.

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

External information and communication in protecting sovereignty over sea and islands

(LLCT) - Based on the “tripod” - communication, political and diplomatic moves, and field struggle, the Vietnamese Party and State have proposed many policies to maintain water sovereignty over the past several years. 

Using international legal means to protect water sovereignty

Using international legal means to protect water sovereignty

(LLCT) - There are currently two primary disputes in the East Sea: the territorial disputes over the Paracel and Spratly islands, and the disputes related to the water boundaries and continental shelf. The latter conflict was prompted when multiple countries bordering the East Sea applied United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) principles to justify their own water boundaries and continental shelf.

Protection of sovereignty over sea and islands based on international laws

Protection of sovereignty over sea and islands based on international laws

(LLCT) - Vietnam has authentic and convincing historical evidence to confirm its ownership of the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Paracel and Spratly) archipelagos. It also has evidence of continuous and peaceful enforcement of the sovereignty according to international laws, specifically the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)(1).

How the East Sea issue has shaped the formation and development of ASEAN

How the East Sea issue has shaped the formation and development of ASEAN

(LLCT) - Located in a strategic position linking the Indian Ocean with the Pacific, the East Sea has become a vital sea route where almost all international sea routes interact. Throughout history, conflict has surrounded the East Sea. The area is becoming increasingly dangerous and complicated, especially due to China’s ambition, which exists not only in its declarations but also in its actions, such as increasing its national defence spending in the region, and transforming islands and reefs into military bases in Vietnam’s Spartly archipelago regardless the laws and world opinion.

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

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.

 

Water insecurity in the Mekong River and its consequences for the region

Water insecurity in the Mekong River and its consequences for the region

(LLCT) - Mekong is one of the ten largest rivers in the world. It flows through six nations and its biodiversity ranks second in the world in terms of scale. At present, scores of hydroelectric dam projects on the main stem of the River and its tributaries, coupled with the impact of climate change, are posing a serious threat to water security. 

Major factors influencing China’s national security and international strategic choices in coming years

Major factors influencing China’s national security and international strategic choices in coming years

(LLCT) - As China continues to develop and international realities change, China’s foreign policy in the near future will gradually turn into a “pivotal power” consisting of three pillars: diplomatic relations between a “new style power” and the United States to create a new framework for cooperation between the world’s most powerful countries, as opposed to traditional relations between powers (characterized by either an alliance or opposition); regional diplomacy in the form of bilateral or multilateral cooperation; and multilateral diplomacy where China participates in the planning of regional and global mechanisms and organizations and even establishes new mechanisms for cooperation with China as the pivot.

An overview of the left-wing movements in Latin America

An overview of the left-wing movements in Latin America

(LLCT) - The turning point for Latin American Leftists was Venezuela's 1998 presidential election that resulted in Hugo Chavez's victory.

Global security 2016: A forecast

Global security 2016: A forecast

(LLCT) - In 2015, international security was challenged by intertwining conflicts that posed threats to peaceful nations around the world, in the midst of numerous political instances of cooperation, competition and struggle. However, the trend of peace and cooperative development remains prevalent. As the multipolar world continues to take shape, a number of unstable factors have appeared as a threat to global security. Based on evaluations of 2015, analysis experts have released an international security forecast, which covers the issues that may arise with military and economic security in the coming period.

“One Belt, One Road” initiative and its impact on world economics and politics

“One Belt, One Road” initiative and its impact on world economics and politics

(LLCT) - In November 2014, at the 22nd Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) Summit in Beijing, he officially announced the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Soon after that, the Communist Party and Government of China released details of the initiative, which consisted of two parts.

The impact of China’s “energy diplomacy” policy on Southeast Asia

The impact of China’s “energy diplomacy” policy on Southeast Asia

(LLCT) - China is currently the world’s second largest energy consumer, only behind the United States, and was the world’s largest crude oil importer in April 2015(1). In order to ensure its stable energy supplies at reasonable prices, the Chinese government has developed a national energy strategy and energy security policy with very specific guidelines.

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