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Tran Dai Quang elected as the Vietnam president

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The National Assembly of Vietnam has elected Tran Dai Quang as the country's president. Quang was sworn in as the new president after receiving 452 "yes" votes out of 481 valid ballots at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Assembly. Prior to the election, Quang had served as Minister of Public Security from 2011. He was the only candidate put forward by the Communist Party's five-yearly congress in January, and replaces Truong Tan Sang as president. The outgoing National Assembly is overseeing the transition to a new government three months earlier than scheduled.





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Don't really know anything about him. A big issue is going to be the areas of the south China sea that are contested. Vietnam has a claim to several areas. What his disposition is on that and if he will work with a coalition with Philippines, South Korea, Japan, and other countries will remain to be seen I guess.
 

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Maybe one day the people of Vietnam will have a meaningful say in who their President is.

Well, they have their own country, for the first time in generations. They're doing pretty well with it, too. So long as outsiders leave them alone with it, they'll be alright.
 

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Well, they have their own country, for the first time in generations. They're doing pretty well with it, too. So long as outsiders leave them alone with it, they'll be alright.

The one party autocracy which controls all apparatuses of the state has a country. The people are merely subjects of that government. Be careful not to campaign for democracy or demand your civil liberties (or write a dangerous or subversive poem) you'll end up in state custody.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/f...litical Prisoners- Key Cases of Concern_0.pdf
 

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The one party autocracy which controls all apparatuses of the state has a country. The people are merely subjects of that government. Be careful not to campaign for democracy or demand your civil liberties (or write a dangerous or subversive poem) you'll end up in state custody.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/f...litical Prisoners- Key Cases of Concern_0.pdf

So how has evangelizing for democracy worked out so far? My son (who has a disappointing conservative slant) toured south-east Asia a couple years ago and he says the Vietnamese people are prospering and optimistic and that small-scale capitalism is alive throughout the country. You (the USA) have nothing to teach those people. It's arrogance on your part to think you have. Laughable arrogance, actually. You can't even do democracy at home, who do you think you are saying someone else should be doing it?
 

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So how has evangelizing for democracy worked out so far? My son (who has a disappointing conservative slant) toured south-east Asia a couple years ago and he says the Vietnamese people are prospering and optimistic and that small-scale capitalism is alive throughout the country. You (the USA) have nothing to teach those people. It's arrogance on your part to think you have. Laughable arrogance, actually. You can't even do democracy at home, who do you think you are saying someone else should be doing it?

Evangelizing for Democracy? Whats wrong with that? I'm disappointed that your anti-Americanism is so feverish that you can't even sympathize with those political prisoners who languish in Vietnamese prisons for the crime of advocating for Democracy. You are no liberal, you are a reactionary conservative.

I have tremendous hope for the future of Vietnam and think that they have made dramatic strides forward over the past decade and a half. However your response is grotesque. Of course I continue to hope for real democracy in Vietnam and yes I have the audacity to think that a poet who exposed corruption shouldn't be sequestered in some dungeon for his 'crime'.
 
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