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End of era in Cuba as Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

The first figure of the next generation steps up to replace the 60-year Castro leadership.

China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely, tightening grip on power

The amendments also include inserting Xi's political theory into the constitution and adding clauses to give a ...

Lawmakers divided over heavy tax on misdeclared income in Vietnam's anti-corruption bill

The bill would see a 45 percent personal income tax being levied on officials with misdeclared or unexplained assets and incomes.
March 08, 2018 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Vietnam's top Communist Party official retires early due to health reasons

Politburo member Dinh The Huynh was the executive secretary of the Party's Secretariat and chaired the Central Theoretical Council.
March 05, 2018 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

The Party proposes ending two-term president limit.
February 26, 2018 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Vietnam dismisses former provincial Party chief for promoting son to senior position

Le Phuoc Thanh paved the way for his inexperienced son to become Quang Nam Province's top investment official.
February 06, 2018 | 10:37 am GMT+7

Vietnam arrests once-rising political star for wrongdoings at state energy giant

Dinh La Thang faces the music for his mismanagement at PetroVietnam and is the latest political casualty of the anti-graft move.
December 08, 2017 | 07:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam tries to whip Communist Party into shape with tough new anti-dissent rule

Expulsion is the harshest penalty facing members who do not toe the Party line.
December 07, 2017 | 06:40 pm GMT+7

China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

'With decades of hard work, socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era,' said Chinese President Xi Jinping.
October 18, 2017 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Xi to tighten clutch on power at Communist conclave

Xi has used China's economic might to bring more countries into the Asian giant's orbit.
October 15, 2017 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Ahead of key Party gathering, Vietnam reaffirms ‘no-holds-barred’ anti-graft push

Any action to be taken against Da Nang's top leaders will not affect the APEC Summit to be held in the central city this November.
October 03, 2017 | 10:46 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, corruption can mean death. But so what?

Unless the day-to-day corruption that affects the masses is rooted out, any anti-graft drive would be just cosmetic, analysts say.
October 01, 2017 | 07:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s ‘most livable city’ waits with bated breath as future of top leaders hangs in balance

The fate of the embattled Da Nang leader has been dominating daily gossip among both average citizens and local bureaucrats alike.
September 24, 2017 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam tells officials to avoid graft and live modestly

They must display 'no corruption or opportunism... and be determined to push back against the degeneration in political ideology.'
August 15, 2017 | 04:11 pm GMT+7

Senior Vietnamese Communist Party official on sick leave with unknown illness

The head of the Party’s top watchdog has been appointed to hold the fort in his place.
August 01, 2017 | 10:50 pm GMT+7
 
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