Artículos con la etiqueta ‘Vietnam’

Time to teach those around South China Sea a lesson

Por • 2 oct, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

For those who infringe upon our sovereignty to steal the oil, we need to warn them politely, and then take action if they don’t respond. We shouldn’t waste the opportunity to launch some tiny-scale battles that could deter provocateurs from going further. There are more than 1,000 oil and gas wells plus four airports and numerous other facilities in the area but none of them is built by China. Everything will be burned to the ground should a military conflict break out. Who’ll suffer most when Western oil giants withdraw? But out there could just be an ideal place to punish them. Such punishment should be restricted only to the Philippines and Vietnam, who have been acting extremely aggressive these days.



Lines of division in Vietnam

Por • 20 ene, 2011 • Category: Opinion

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has chosen to stay the course by selecting a Marxist ideologue as its new general secretary. Nguyen Phu Trong, a 67-year old former editor-in-chief of the Communist Review and current chairman of the communist-controlled National Assembly, was a compromise choice of the just-concluded 11th National Congress.



Rituals of renewal in Vietnam

Por • 6 ene, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

The CPV is the only party allowed in this nation of 87 million and thus monopolizes the political process. Its 10-day congresses, convened every five years, are events vital to the cohesion and perceived legitimacy of the regime. They are the climax to months of lower-level jockeying and substantial public debate that has been followed attentively not only by outsiders with a stake in Vietnam’s stability or economic success, but also by the 84 million Vietnamese who are not party members.



The limits of Chinese expansionism

Por • 1 ene, 2011 • Category: Internacionales

Buoyed by rising economic clout and driven by a 2001 policy initiative known as zou chu qu, translated literally «to go out», China’s fast-evolving model of capital expansionism is starting to raise questions about the sustainability of that outward drive.