Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?
Nguyễn Đình Cung. — Photo cafef.vn Nguyễn Đình Cung, director general of the Central Institute of Economic Management, speaks to the Nhân dân (People) newspaper on the need to the make the best use of the State budget in State-owned enterprises following their equitisation What is the key reason equitising State-owned enterprises is such a slow process? It is not the time for Việt Nam to focus on the equitisation of State-owned enterprises, particularly economic groups or State corporations. My argument is based on the three reasons as follow; First, the majority of enterprises/economic groups in the list are the big ones with a large scale operation. As a result it will be very difficult to define their value and it will take a lot of time to do so. Second, recently the reputation of quite many State-owned enterprises is not very good and as a result it makes the investors hesitate over their decision. Another reason, I … [Read more...] about Equitisation is the right move
Hoàng Văn Cường. — Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn Dr. Hoàng Văn Cường, a member of the National Assembly Committee on Economic Affairs, talks to the Investment Review newspaper on his Committee’s resolve to tighten the management of public debt In comparison with the targets for public debt passed by the National Assembly, public debt in our country has been well under control. Do you agree with that argument? Việt Nam’s strategy on public debt and foreign debt in the period from 2011-20 is to cap such debt at 65 per cent of the GDP. In that strategy, the Government has also set out a clear guideline that the Government’s responsibility to pay back the debt directly, not including re-loans, should be capped at 25 per cent of the annual total State budget and the obligation to pay back the foreign debt should be less than 25 per cent of the value of export goods and services. In the first six … [Read more...] about Public debt a tricky issue
Corrupt state officials are racing to prove that they have mental health issues to avoid severe sentences. illustrative image Mental illness is one of the most tragic illnesses. The patients may have long lives ahead but both their bodies and minds are tortured and the pain their loved ones feel is immeasurable. Furthermore, severely-ill patients could pose a risk to themselves or those at large. But recently, it seems many people aren’t against being diagnosed as mentally ill. Tuoi Tre News published "Why there are so many corrupt officials have mental illnesses?" article while Thanh Nien News had an article titled "Corrupted officials are often... mentally ill." Four years ago, a writer at Dantri/Dtinews also wrote that those who want to earn a Nobel can try selling "mental illness" to corrupt officials. Those officials were leading a pretty normal life and taking in corrupt money. But when they were caught, all of a sudden, it was discovered that they had mental health … [Read more...] about Mental illness appears contagious among corrupt officials
Bùi Đức Thụ. — Photo laodong.vn Bùi Đức Thụ, deputy chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Deputy Affairs, speaks to the Lao Động (Labour) newspaper on the need to tightly supervise people with power The Government and the Party have declared that they will give due punishment to any government officials found guilty of corruption. Do you think that with the Party and Government’s determination, Việt Nam will be able to push back against corruption? The fight against corruption launched by the Party and Government has received strong support from all Vietnamese people from all walks of life. Many big and serious corruption cases have been discovered and settled, earning high applause from the people. More recently, many senior Government officials, including ministers, army generals and even a Politburo member have been arrested for corruption. This is an indication of the Party and … [Read more...] about Corruption must be rooted out