REDOUBLE EFFORTS TO BUILD OUR PARTY CLEAN AND STRONG; PROMOTE THE ENTIRE NATION'S STRENGTH AND SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY; PUSH FORWARD COMPREHENSIVELY AND HARMONIOUSLY THE RENEWAL PROCESS; DEFEND FIRMLY THE HOMELAND AND MAINTAIN STURDILY A PEACEFUL AND STABLE ENVIRONMENT; AND STRIVE FOR OURS TO SOON BECOME BASICALLY AN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY TOWARD MODERNITY Report of the Party's XIth-tenure Central Committee presented by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on the Party's XIIth Congress Documents Members of the Presidium, Distinguished guests, Congress delegates, The Party XIIth National Congress is tasked with taking stock of the implementation of the Party's XIth Congress Resolution; looking at the last 30 years of renewal; determining orientations, objectives and tasks in the 2016 – 2021 five-year period of ; reviewing the leadership of the Party's XIth-tenure Central Committee; assessing the observance of the Party's XIth-tenure Statutes; and electing the Party's XIIth-tenure … [Read more...] about Report of the Party’s XIth-tenure Central Committee – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports
The highest result of education is tolerance
'Envelope Smile' - the first prize-winning cartoon from Việt Nam Press Cartoon 2014 organised by Thể Thao & Văn Hóa (Sports & Culture) newspaper. Viet Nam News A mother of two was looking for a public kindergarten. Through an acquaintance she met the principal of a kindergarten in the city centre known for its prestige. Along with the three-year-old child's CV, she brought an envelope containing VNĐ5 million (US$220). After hearing that one needed to pay a price to get a seat, she went ahead with sending $220. After a weeklong wait, she got a nod. The 36-year-old Hanoian who asked to remain anonymous said her act simply helped 'grease the wheels'. She said she had paid a similar amount to receive a place for her elder son in a primary school's first grade some years ago. "My friends, colleagues and next-door neighbours often speak about the so-called 'greasing money' when it comes to education and health services, and other administrative procedures," she said. "When I … [Read more...] about When citizens’ tolerance for corruption really matters
Preface Chapter I: Vietnam's Viewpoints and Policies on Human Rights Chapter II: Vietnam's Achievements in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights I. Civil and Political Rights 1. Rights to Vote and Stand for Election, and to Participate in the Administration of the State and Management of the Society 2. Freedoms of Speech and the Press, and the Right to Information 3. Freedom of Association and Assembly 4. Freedom of Religion and Belief 5. Ensuring Equal Rights among Ethnic Groups 6. Ensuring the Rights to Life, Physical Inviolability and Dignity 7. Freedom of Movement and Residence II. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1. Rights to Economic Development and Improvement of the Material Life 2. Social Rights 3. Right to Healthcare III. Rights of Women, Children, Family, Elderly and Disabled People. 1. Women's Rights and Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 2. The Rights of the Child 3. Rights of Disabled People and Agent … [Read more...] about The book “Achievements in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Vietnam”
Vietnam gets serious about kicking the smoking habit with a new law imposing stricter restrictions and stiffer fines, but self-awareness is still key, experts say A motorcyclist stops to buy cigarettes from a street tobacco vendor in downtown Hanoi on June 19, 2012. The Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harm, which takes effect on May 1, imposes strict requirements on smokers, retailers, service and public facilities and cigarette manufacturers. Photo: AFP Dang Minh Tuan is not afraid of death, but the former soldier has seen something that scares him even more. Media reports showing graphic images that will soon be carried on all cigarette packets in Vietnam have made him rethink his smoking habit. "People have been warning that smoking causes diseases. I used to joke that everyone will die one day or the other. But it is frightening to think that my lungs can be just like in the picture," said the 44-year-old driver in Ho Chi Minh City, who has been smoking for more than … [Read more...] about Can the horror show spook smokers?
The fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 5) in Hanoi, which closed on Saturday, has issued the Chairman's Statement. Following is the full text of the Statement: The fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 5) was held in Hanoi on 8-9 October 2004. The Summit was attended by the Heads of State and Government of thirteen Asian and twenty-five European nations with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg acting also as the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission. The Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, H.E. Phan Van Khai chaired this momentous Meeting. … [Read more...] about Chairman’s Statement of ASEM 5