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11th National Party Congress preparation session held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:02 am




11th National Party Congress preparation session held in Hanoi


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:36 (GMT+7)

A preparation session for the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam was held in Hanoi on January 11.


Delegates elected a Presidium of 24 members. A secretariat of five was elected headed by Ngo Van Du, member of the Party’s Central Committee secretariat, Head of the Central Committee’s Office. Nguyen Van Chi, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Inspection was also elected head of a 12-member committee for the verification of delegates’ qualifications.


At the session, the agenda for the Congress got a 100 percent approval. Accordingly, the Congress will discuss and adopt a political platform for the transitional period to socialism in Vietnam (revised and supplemented in 2011) and the nation’s socio-economic development strategy for the 2011-2020 period. The Congress will also hear the political report of the Party’s Central Committee (10th tenure) to review the implementation of the mission in the last five years and draw up a direction for the next five years. In addition, it will propose a supplement of the Party’s regulations and elect a Central Committee for the next term.


On behalf of the Presidium, Ho Duc Viet, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation and Personnel, introduced the election regulations.


According to the committee for the verification of delegates’ qualifications, the Congress, themed “Continuing the Party’s leadership and fighting capacity, upholding national strength, comprehensively spurring the renovation, and laying the foundations for Vietnam to become a modern industrial country by 2020” will be attended by 1.377 delegates, representing 3.6 million Party members nationwide.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Nearly 1,400 delegates for 11th Party Congress

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:20 am




Nearly 1,400 delegates for 11th Party Congress


QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will open at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on January 12, 2011 and is expected to last for nine days.


The information was released by Pham Xuan Son, Deputy Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs, in Hanoi on December 22, at a conference preceding the event to inform diplomatic corps and international organisations in Vietnam.


This is an important political event of the Vietnamese Party, State and people, Mr Son said, adding that it is expected to draw the participation of nearly 1,400 delegates who represent more than 3.6 million Party members in 54,000 grassroots Party organisations.


Besides a strong contingent of local journalists, more than 150 foreign reporters from international news agencies will cover the event, he said.


The congress will discuss and approve a political report by the CPV Central Committee (tenth tenure), a report reviewing the 20-year implementation of the platform on national construction in the transition to socialism, and a detailed draft report that sums up the implementation of the 2011-2010 national socio-economic development strategy.


It is also expected to give approval to the platform on national construction in the transition to socialism (revised and supplemented in 2011), the 2011-2020 national socio-economic development strategy as well as the amended Party Statute.


The congress will elect a new CPVCC for the 11th tenure of 2011-2015, the highest body of the CPV leadership between the two congresses.


The entire Party members and Vietnamese people of all strata, including those living abroad – actively contributed comments to draft documents for submission to the 11th National Party Congress.


On the basis of the high consensus and determination of the whole Party, people and army during the discussion and formulation of the Congress’s documents, the CPV defined the theme of the 11th National Party Congress as follows: “Continuing to strengthen the Party’s leadership and combative capacity, promoting the aggregate strength of the entire nation, stepping up the renewal comprehensively and creating a foundation for Vietnam to become a modern industrialised country by 2020”.


In the next five years, Vietnam strives to attain a GDP growth rate of 7-8 percent per year with a per-capita income reaching US$2,100 in 2015, 1.7 times higher than that of 2010.


According to Mr. Son, the CPV affirms its intention to continue using Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh thoughts as its ideological foundation.


Vietnam is consistent in the path of national development towards socialism and implementing a foreign policy of independence, self-control, peace, cooperation and development; multilateralisation and diversification of relations; taking the initiative in international integration; and becoming a friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community for the interests of the nation and for a rich and powerful Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

US Congress passes contentious Obama tax deal

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

AFP file – US President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers gave final approval to President Barack Obama’s contentious deal with Republicans to avert a New Year’s tax hike and extend aid to the jobless, despite a Democratic rebellion.


A day after the Senate passed the package by an 81-19 margin, the House of Representatives followed suit 277-148, sending the measure to Obama to sign and reap a restorative bipartisan victory six weeks after an elections rout.


The 858-billion-dollar measure was expected to give the US economy a much-needed boost while digging the country’s deficit and debt deeper, as the world’s richest country emerges from the worst downturn since the 1930s.


Obama, seeking a restorative bipartisan victory six weeks after Republicans routed his Democrats in November 2 elections, had stressed the package extends middle-class tax cuts for two years and jobless benefits for 13 months.


But angry Democrats from the party’s left flank opposed the plan for including an identical extension for the richest sliver of US earners and rolling back the inheritance tax that affects only the wealthiest estates.


“This measure does not create a single job or stimulate the economy in any way,” said number-three Democratic Representative James Clyburn, who urged lawmakers to “restore some fairness to the tax code.”


Immediately prior to passage, which came shortly before midnight, lawmakers defeated a Democratic amendment to toughen the estate tax provisions in the package by a 194-233 margin.


The White House compromise sets the inheritance tax rate at 35 percent and exempts estates under five million dollars, compared to 45 percent and 3.5 million dollars in a House-passed bill earlier this year.


Obama — who campaigned on a vow to let tax cuts lapse on income over 250,000 dollars for families or 200,000 dollars for individuals — dropped that insistence after the elections and urged fellow Democrats to do the same.


Right after the Senate passed the plan, Obama called on skeptical Democrats in the House to pass the bill unchanged, in one of their last acts before Republicans take control of the chamber in January.


Republican House speaker-designate John Boehner said “failing to stop all the tax hikes would have destroyed more jobs and deepened the uncertainty in our economy” and called the bill “a good first step.”


“But much more needs to be done, including cutting spending, permanently eliminating the threat of job-killing tax hikes, and repealing the job-killing health care law,” he said.


At the same time, the US Senate forged ahead on Obama’s top foreign policy, the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia, as Republicans worked to kill the nuclear arms control accord or at least put off a final vote until next year.


Top US military officials rebuffed Republicans charges that the pact will cripple US missile defense plans, as Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set the stage for a likely ratification vote next week.


“We need START and we need it badly,” General James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters, stressing the treaty included “no prohibitions to our ability to move forward in missile defense.”


“This treaty in no way limits anything we have in mind or want to do on missile defense,” agreed Defense Secretary Robert Gates. “I think that there were some legitimate concerns. But, frankly, I think they’ve been addressed.”


The agreement — which has the support of virtually every present and past US foreign policy or national security heavyweight — restricts each nation to a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads, a cut of about 30 percent from a limit set in 2002, and 800 launchers and bombers.


The accord would also return US inspectors who have been unable to monitor Russia’s arsenal since the treaty’s predecessor lapsed in December 2009.


Obama won a critical victory when lawmakers voted 66-32 Wednesday to take up the pact, showing Democrats within striking distance of the 67 votes needed to ratify START if all 100 Senators are present.

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Source: SGGP

Cuba announces date for important party congress

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 6:21 am

Clinton hopes ‘lame-duck’ Congress will pass nuclear treaty

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

1,300 outstanding people to attend emulation congress

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm




1,300 outstanding people to attend emulation congress


QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

1,300 people have been selected as delegates to attend the 8th National Patriotic Emulation Congress, which will take place from November 29th-30th, according to the organising board.


The delegates are people who have been creative at work or made large contributions to national development and society over the past five years.


The organising board unveiled on October 26th that 30 per cent of the delegates work in economic sectors, 20 per cent belong to defence and security and the remainder are related to education and training, health care and other sectors.


Especially, examples in fight against corruption and outstanding youths in movements will be honored at the congress.


Source: TT


Translated by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND

Deputies discuss Party’s 12th congress documents

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm




Deputies discuss Party’s 12th congress documents


QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

Deputies to the 12th National Assembly will discuss draft documents to be presented to the Party’s XIth National Congress and hear the Government’s report on Vinashin’s post-debt crisis management at their eighth session due to start on October 20.


At a press briefing in Hanoi on October 18, the Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Office Dr. Nguyen Si Dung reported that the 32-day session will consist of 46 plenary meetings, 13 sessions to be televised live, and 16 group meetings.


Although this is the year-end session, the deputies will discuss and approve nine bills and one resolution.


They will hear and debate the Government’s report on the outcomes of the country’s socio-economic performance in 2010 and its socio-economic development plan in 2011.


The deputies will look at the execution of State budget estimates in 2010, budget estimates for 2011 as well as plans on budget allocation for central agencies and budget supplements for localities.


Also at this session, the deputies will discuss the Government’s presentation to summarise the implementation of the pilot programme of no longer organizing the People’s Council at ward, commune and district levels as prescribed in the 12th National Assembly’s resolution.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

1,500 representatives to attend the National Patriotic Emulation Congress

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:50 am




1,500 representatives to attend the National Patriotic Emulation Congress


QĐND – Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

PANO – A press conference to introduce the 8th National Patriotic Emulation Congress was held in Hanoi on October 11th.


The Congress will take place at the My Dinh National Convention Center in Hanoi with the presence of the Party and State’s leaders, central and local ministries and agencies, and 1,500 outstanding representatives in the patriotism emulation movement nationwide.


The Congress will review and assess the implementation of the patriotic emulation movement and the State’s commending and rewarding policy during the past five years, as well as honour outstanding individuals and groups in the movement.


In addition, directions and measures aimed at renewing and enhancing the quality of the patriotism emulation movement, contributing to implementing the socio-economic development tasks and maintaining defense and security during the period of 2011-2015, will also be discussed at the event.


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Ministry holds patriotic emulation congress

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Ministry holds patriotic emulation congress


QĐND – Sunday, August 15, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

A congress on patriotic emulation in the 2006-2010 period was held in Hanoi on August 15 by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.  


Present at the event were also Minister of Information and Communication Le Doan Hop and more than 200 delegates representing outstanding individuals and collectives.


Over the past five years, the Ministry has launched many patriotic emulation movements to renew management skills, and encourage creativity, technical innovations and the application of advanced technology into production, which has helped the information and communication sector fulfill its political and socio-economic tasks.


So far, the postal system has more than 18,700 sites across the country of which more than 8,000 are at communal level to help disseminate Party and State policies in different regions.


Remarkable progress has been made in disseminating information about national security and defense, disaster control and prevention, and the celebration of national holidays. Through the emulation movements, many outstanding individuals and collectives have earned the title of Labour Hero in the Renewal Process, the Labour Order, and Certificates of Merit from the Prime Minister.


Deputy PM Nhan took this occasion to praise the sector’s contributions to boosting the country’s socio-economic development and called on it to promote more emulation movements in the 2011-2015 period.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

US Congress sends Obama Afghan war funding bill

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:18 am

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2010 (AFP) – US lawmakers on Tuesday approved an urgent funding measure to pay for President Barack Obama’s troop “surge” to turn around the faltering Afghan campaign, sending it to him to sign into law.


The House of Representatives voted 308-114 to pass the legislation, which includes some 37 billion dollars to pay for the conflict in Iraq and for another 30,000 US troops to go to Afghanistan under Obama’s new strategy.


The funding brings the amount of money the US Congress has appropriated for the wars to over one trillion dollars since late 2001.

US Staff Sergeant Julio Jurado of 1st Platoon Bravo Troop of 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry checks the aim of his rifle in his tent at a forward operating base in Dand district of Kandahar Province in Afghanistan on July 27, 2010. AFP

The legislation carried a total price tag of nearly 59 billion dollars, including 37 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan, 5.1 billion for natural disaster response in the United States, and 2.9 billion to aid relief efforts in Haiti.


It also included 13.4 billion dollars for Vietnam war veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.


After weeks of delay, the White House’s Democratic allies in the House accepted a Senate-passed version of the measure, stripped of social spending notably aimed at saving the jobs of teachers facing the axe amid state belt-tightening in the sour US economy.

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Source: SGGP