Will the 2016 congress be the moment of change in Vietnamese politics?: Opinion

(From East Asia Forum)

By Alexander L. Vuving, APCSS

In 2016, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party (CPV) will convene its 12th congress to select new leaders for itself and the country it rules. With new leaders will come new policies, but those who hope for the second coming of reform (doi moi lan 2) will likely be frustrated. Any changes will be insufficient to turn Vietnam into a new Asian tiger. Read more

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