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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung calls for blogs to be 'seriously punished'

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Dung blames three sites for being slanderous of country's leaders and causing mistrust in society PM says bloggers to be 'punished' Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered those responsible for three "slanderous" blogs, which have publicised a recent string of high-level corruption scandals, ...

  2. Election of PM clears path for new era in Vietnam

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... David Marsh in Hanoi Expectations rise for reform as old guard steps aside The election yesterday of former deputy premier Nguyen Tan Dung as prime minister, ushered in a younger and more ... an ethnic Tay from a rural area about 150km from Hanoi Seen as a consensus-builder, bridge between reformist and conservative wings of party Nguyen Tan Dung, 56 Prime Minister, No 3 in Politburo ...

  3. Huge challenge awaits party's consensus builder

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this morning- a list which is expected to effectively confirm the rise of Nguyen Tan Dung to prime minister and Nguyen Minh Triet to president, replacing Phan Van Khai, 72, and Tran Duc Luong, who turns ... a dramatic push for openness by some of the party's most revered figures, including the famous General Vo Nguyen Giap. Mr Manh opened the session vowing to accelerate change to better compete ...

  4. Creative, young, loyal: Hanoi eyes future leaders

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deputy PM Nguyen Tan Dung looks likely to take top job, writes chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode Marx and Lenin may glower from giant portraits hanging over Vietnam's Communist ... of the system if not the shadowy ideological heavies of the recent past. All eyes this week are on Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. His boss, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, now 72, is almost ...

  5. New PM prefers reform and Rolex

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode At 56, Nguyen Tan Dung will be Vietnam's youngest prime minister in four decades. That fact alone is enough to heap both public and party expectations on his shoulders ... retreat from the party stage. 'Dung has drive and charisma beyond anyone else in government,' one senior party source said. 'He knows what is needed and he has built the power ...

  6. Welcome support from an old friend

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... left, technicians are now preparing to help rebuild wharves and ship-repair facilities further north. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said Cam Ranh will be opened ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the sincerity to resume a proper dialogue. Vietnamese PM in line for second term Vietnam's National Assembly is expected to confirm Nguyen Tan Dung for a second term as prime minister. ... off a leadership challenge. Yesterday, Vietnam's newly elected President Truong Tan Sang said Dung was the sole candidate for the position of premier. BP, still stinging from Gulf spill, ...

  8. Winds of change blow old cadres from party leadership

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sealing his retirement. The favoured contenders to replace Mr Khai and Mr Luong remain Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Ho Chi Minh party boss Nguyen Minh Triet respectively, sources ... and diplomatic- must progress. Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien captured the confidence. He talked up Vietnam's deepening and broadening relations with former enemies China and the US, and its goal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last November used televised testimony to the National Assembly to outline China's use of force to occupy the Paracels, it reportedly marked the first ...

  10. Vietnam plays balancing game at Party Congress

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... five years. The dynamic Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, 61, is expected to stay on, but will serve with a new Communist Party chief and state president, in keeping with Vietnam's tradition ... to be replaced by current legislative head Nguyen Phu Trong, 66. Some have described Trong as pro-China- a description that appears to miss vital nuances. Veteran politburo member Truong Tan Sang, 61, ...




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