OVs in Europe call for inclusion of East Sea issue in G20 Summit agenda

  • Belt and Road Forums Leader Roundtable opens in Beijing

The Vietnamese delegation was headed by President Tran Dai Quang. Opening the function, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of multilateral cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, which aims at peace, stability, and development. Participating leaders agreed to boost international collaboration through the promotion of cooperative mechanisms and development strategies in the region and in the world, including the Belt and Road Initiative. President Tran Dai Quang at the Belt and Road Forum's Leader Roundtable in Beijing They stressed their commitments to increasing engagements in industry, trade, investment, finance, infrastructure development, and science-technology and to…... [read more]

  • Lao Cai border gate EZ to be developed into key economic area

The northern mountainous province Lao Cai border gate economic zone (EZ) will be built into a key driving-force economic area, according to a general scheme for the EZ by 2040, with a vision to 2050, recently ratified by Prime Minister. The scope of the scheme includes administrative boundaries of three precincts, 24 communes, and 1 town with 89 hamlets in Lao Cai city; and four districts: Bao Thang, Bat Xat, Muong Khuong, and Si Ma Cai. The total area of the scheme is 15,929.8 hectares. The scheme will focus on developing industry, urban area, trade and services with comprehensive technical…... [read more]

  • Party and State show clear stance on religious issues

Today there is a so-called doctrine of “human rights bigger than sovereignty”, in which the right to religious freedom is considered an inviolable right of man. It is correct that religious freedom is an inviolable right, but national sovereignty is a prerequisite for all human rights. National independence is the most fundamental right of all because without national independence, we have nothing, and without national liberation, we have no human emancipation. History shows that there are no human or civil rights in a society with slavery. The Communist Party of Vietnam has a clear view about religion. Documents of the…... [read more]

  • Ethnic unity is the strategic, fundamental and long-term concern of our revolution

The 9th Party Central Committee, in the report on documents of the 10th National Party Congress, affirmed, “Our Party has always considered ethnic issues and ethnic unity a strategic, fundamental and long-term concern of our revolution.”Vietnam consists of many ethnic groups. In thousands of years of national construction and defence, they have stood shoulder to shoulder in the common struggle against foreign invaders and natural calamities to work towards national construction. Ethnic groups in Vietnam constitute a richly diverse but unified Vietnamese civilisation. Ethnic unity is the guideline that our Party adhered to immediately after its establishment and throughout the…... [read more]

  • A necessary act to protect national security and develop human rights

In a press release last week, Human Rights Watch listed priest Nguyen Van Ly in central Thua Thien-Hue province and lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan in Hanoi among those “political dissidents” who are being suppressed. Its allegations in the report do not fully reflect the real situation in Vietnam because those arrested are not political dissidents. In Vietnam there is no political suppression and no one is detained due to different political views. Only lawbreakers are dealt with according to Vietnamese law. Nguyen Van Ly, Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan were arrested because…... [read more]

  • Adding new impetus to Vietnam-DPRK relations

On October 16, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nong Duc Manh left Hanoi for an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the invitation of Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK. The visit is considered an important event in the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. For Vietnam, the DPRK is a country rich in cultural identity and resilient in the struggle for national sovereignty and a peaceful and unified Korea. Situated in north-eastern Asia, the DPRK…... [read more]

  • Viet Tan Party’s subversive plots

However, ill-willed and hostile forces deliberately distort this situation and claim that Vietnam has behaved in an undemocratic manner, undermining human rights. They maintain that these elements only act in Vietnam’s interest and strength. Among those arrested were three overseas Vietnamese including Nguyen Thi Thanh Vân, born in 1956, of French nationality; Truong Leon, born in 1953, of US nationality; and Luong Ngoc Bang, born in 1940, of Thai nationality. On their arrest, security forces collected nearly 7,000 Viet Tan Party’s reactionary propaganda leaflets, more than 8,000 envelops, 3,775 postal stamps, 1,000 decalques and some other propaganda tools and means.…... [read more]

  • US human rights report biased and inaccurate

With regards to Vietnam, the department spent more than 50 pages looking at the practices of almost all fundamental human rights in the country, including the right to freedom of speech, press, assembly and democracy as well as policies on these issues. According to the report, all political opposition movements in Vietnam are prohibited and so-called dissidents continue to be arrested and detained. The report goes on to state that the National Assembly elections in May 2007 were “neither free nor fair”. These are biased and groundless allegations about the situation in Vietnam. In Vietnam, no one is arrested for…... [read more]

  • Human rights to be protected and promoted

The Communist Party of Vietnam has affirmed that human rights are the common value of humankind. It is the result of the struggle of the working people and nations across the world against oppression and exploitation. Vietnam has made every effort to struggle, protect and promote its citizens’ fundamental rights, which has been acknowledged by the international community. Human rights in Vietnamese law One year after Vietnam wrested back independence in 1945, the Constitution, the first of its kind for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, was issued, laying a firm legal foundation for its citizens to exercise and enjoy the…... [read more]

  • ASEAN: Unity is the strength

Peace, stability, security, and maritime safety in the East Sea are common concerns of ASEAN members and others in the region and the world at large. Realising the importance of East Sea issues, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa started a round of shuttle diplomacy to regional countries last week to lay the groundwork for the bloc’s joint statement. In an international press briefing in Phnom Penh on July 20, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong announced ASEAN’s six-point principles on the East Sea. The Foreign Ministers reaffirmed ASEAN members’ commitment to the 6 principles including the full…... [read more]