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Amid tensions, Vietnam’s Communist Party preparing its 12th congress
Opposing economic and political choices underscore the confrontation between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Liberalisation and cautious opening to the West stand against the status quo and the Marxist regime.
Hu Jintao’s promises to the 17th Congress
In a speech lasting over 2 hours the CCP secretary general promises greater wealth for all, more democracy, less pollution and corruption. A new factor: conciliatory tones with Taiwan.
Shenzhen, political reforms and the ambiguities of Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao
The Chinese President proposes political reforms for the capital of China’s modernisation but with “Chinese characteristics”. Two weeks before, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao had pleaded for political reforms; otherwise, economic modernisation would fail. Pro-democracy activists examine the issue. For some, the Chinese regime is not willing to “acknowledge internationally accepted values”.
Maoist war against President Yadav continues
Demonstrations take place in Kathmandu as violence breaks out in the villages. Supporters of former Prime Minister Prachanda are out to get the Nepali Congress and Nepal’s Marxist-Leninist Party which are now the government.
Political representatives meet with auxiliary bishop of Hanoi
Contrasting interpretations are possible of the meeting between the bishop and the president of the central committee of the patriotic front, who has spoken of "good relations" with the archbishop's office, without referring to the archbishop by name.
Vietnam Communist Party chooses new leaders
Vote is unanimous for approved slate of candidates to the central committee, which will choose new party chief as well as the new president and prime minister. Nguyen Phu Trong and Truong Tan Sang should take on new roles. Nguyen Tan Dung should be confirmed in his current post.
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