Monday, 27/2/2017

Current Affairs

Promoting Vietnam-Laos comprehensive relation

The 39th session of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee was held in Hanoi on 7-8 February 2017 under the chairmanship of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Politics

Continue to build and perfect the rule of law socialist State of the people, by the people and for the people

After the heroic victory of the August Revolution on 2 September 1945, at the historic Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh solemnly read the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam - a new type of state, the first people's democratic state in Southeast Asia, bringing the country to the era of independence and freedom. In the course of leading the revolution, the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh have creatively applied Marxism-Leninism and selectively assimilated humankind’s quintessence on the rule of law state to build and complete the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Economy

The fourth technological revolution: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Growth of Vietnam

The concept of fourth industrial revolution (FIR) was first mentioned in the "Action Plan for High-tech Strategy" adopted by the German Government in 2012. Until now, the fourth industrial revolution has a tremendous impact on the economy, society and the environment at all levels - global, regional and country. For Vietnam, there should be policies on economic-social adjustment to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution.

Culture - Society

Solutions to prevent and respond to curent non-traditional threats to security in Vietnam

Non-traditional security threats are very diverse and found in many areas of socio-economic life; causes to these threats are complex, including natural and artificial threats; have the ability to spread quickly in a large scale and transnational impacts. Some non-traditional security threats can transform into traditional ones if there is lack of security threat control, administration and coordination mechanism for action among nations.

Foreign Relations and International Intergration

Justice judgment and prospects for peaceful solutions to disputes in the East Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on 12 July 2016, issued an Award, ending a nearly 3-year long process arbitration instituted by the Philippines against China concerning certain issues of disputes in the East Sea. The Award is not only a tremendous legal victory for the Philippines over China, but also significantly contributes to the process of resolving disputes in the East Sea and the development of international laws in general.

Focus

External work - a motivation to realize Vietnam’s two strategic missions of building and safeguarding the homeland*

The 29th Diplomatic Conference was opened in Hanoi on 22 August 2016 under the theme “Increase the efficiency of external activities and international integration to successfully realize the 12th National Party Congress Resolution”. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended and addressed the conference. The Communist Review introduces full text of his speech.

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