The next two years of Vietnamese politics will bear the signature mark of General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong. Alexander L Vuving profiles Mr Trong and argues that it is wrong to compare him with China’s Xi Jinping.
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died last Friday after an illness, state media said. In all likelihood, Mr Quang’s successor will most likely reflect the current party line and Vu Lam writes that the president’s passing will not result in a power vacuum.
Prime Minister Hun Sen pays tribute to the late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away last week in Hanoi.
Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vietnam to pay tribute to the late Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang who passed away.
Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications, has been suspended.
A popular state-owned news website, Tuoi Tre Online has been suspended and fined.
A visit by Sergei Lavrov to Vietnam was abruptly called off for “unexpected reasons”.
Vietnam’s view and approach towards the Indo-Asia-Pacific strategy reflects the ideals of an open and inclusive regional mechanism that would enable small states to be more resilient.