Theory and Reality
Party’s awareness on socialism in Viet Nam from the Platform of 1930 to the Platform on national construction in the period of transition to socialism (revised and supplemented in 2011)
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Leading the renovation process for more that 25 years, the Communist Party of Viet Nam has unceasingly supplemented and developed policies. It mapped out the Platform on national construction in the period of transition to socialism at the 7th Party Congress (June 1991) which was revised and supplemented at the 11th Party Congress (January 2011). This has improved people awareness on socialism and the path to socialism on following areas:


First, goals and model of socialism of Viet Nam

The Platform on national construction in the period of transition to socialism (and revised and supplemented in 2011) described the model of socialism of Viet Nam with its eight typical characters. The first character is: prosperous people, strong country and equitable and civilized society. The second is: owned by the people. The fifth is: people live a free, plentiful and happy life and are able to develop comprehensively. The most crucial objective of Viet Nam’s model of socialism is: for the people. Other characteristics are essential conditions to achieve that noble objective.

Second, contents of the period of transition to socialism in Viet Nam:

They are the role of political system with prominent leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, typical characteristics of economic regime in the period of transition and social and cultural issues.

Third, possibility of bypassing capitalist regime

The Party Congress confirmed: “This is a profound and thorough revolutionary process and a complicated struggle between the old and the new for qualitative changes in all aspects of social life. It is essential to undergo a long period of transition with several steps of development and several mixed social and economic structures.” It is necessary to bring into full play advantages and repulse threats and challenges for rapid and sustainable development./.

Associate Professor, Doctor Nguyen Trong PhucFormer Director General of Institute of Party History, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration.
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