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On socialist orientation in market economy development in Viet Nam
11/10/2013 21:37' Send Print

Socialist-orientation in labour force development.

To build socialist infrastructure, development of labour force should be considered as a primary task to construct a firm foundation for economic self-reliance and independence. This is a demand of labour force development and political regime. To achieve this goal, industrialization and modernization are a must. This conforms to Marxist-Leninist doctrine. Party congresses, especially the mid-term conference of the 7th Party Tenure (in 1994) pointed to the tasks of building a mechanical industry capable of reforming agriculture.

However, in reality, some people states that in the market economy and international integration, it is not necessary to do so but to rely on comparative edge. Nevertheless, according to the author, not all products and technologies can be sold or purchased easily as one can not hand over weapons to enemy for competition against oneself. Powers often use trade as a weapon to subdue opponents. That does not mean that we shut down our doors and do everything ourselves. We should strive to build by all means key sectors to create foundation for sustainable development.

Resolutions and document of the Party are unified and are of correct direction. Contraints are found in implementation. Is staying aloof of Marxist-Leninist doctrine and theories, Ho Chi Minh ideology and Party’s Platform and resolutions a manifestation of political and ideological degradation?

Socialist orientation on production relations.

From the Party 6th Congress, Viet Nam has shifted to multisector commodity economy which operates according to socialist-oriented market mechanism under the management of the State. However, there remains constraints, particularly in establishing a fair playing field for economic sectors in both legal framework and production and business.

The author stated that nullification of the key role of the state economy is utterly wrong which runs counter to history and common practices and contrary to Marxist theory on socio-economic forms. The problem is the state economic sector should be strengthened to be able to join fair competition. To do so, correct institutions should be developed, renovated, supplemented to conform to real situation beside effective management.

Over the past period, we made quite a few mistakes and errors which affected the role, prestige and image of the state economic sector. For example, the policy on equitization is correct, but authoritative people hold large number of shares and stocks. There are problems in establishment of economic corporations and trading corporations. The collective economy is undergoing ups and downs.

Another key problem is gap between words and deeds and we should be determined to overcome this./.

Prof., PhD. Le Xuan Tung Former Political Bureau Member Communist Party of Viet Nam