Author Archives: Duong Qua

Party intellectual targeted over ideology

The Communist party has targeted a prominent intellectual for “serious wrongdoing” in what could presage a new drive against liberal thinkers in the leadership. Chu Hao, the head of Tri Thuc Publishing House and a former deputy science minister, faces…

Trong consolidates grip on party and state

The swearing in of Nguyen Phu Trong as president marks the culmination of a remarkable political revival for the 74-year-old Communist party leader. Trong is the first Vietnamese leader since Ho Chi Minh to lead both the party and the…