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Vietnam: The Tenth Party Congress and After
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The Tenth Party Congress and After
Carlyle A. Thayer

Carlyle A. Thayer is Professor of Politics, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy.


1. Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 15 March 2005.

2. International Herald Tribune, 22 September 2006.

3. Carlyle A. Thayer, "Vietnam's (New) Old Guard", Wall Street Journal Asia, 10 July 2006.

4. "Thong Bao Hoi Nghi Lan Thu 13 Ban Chap Hanh Truong Uong Dang Khoa IX", Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 19 January 2006.

5. "Du Thao Bao Cao Chinh Tri Tai Dai Hoi X cua Dang", Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 3 February 2006.

6. Seth Mydans, "Communist Vietnam Lunges for Capitalism's Brass Ring", New York Times, 27 April 2007.

7. Amy Kazmin, "Vietnam's Ruling Party Dips Its Toe into the Waters of Accountability", Financial Times, 1 May 2006.

8. Didier Lauras, "Vietnam Party Aims to Boost Legitimacy by Openness", China Post, 27 April 2006.

9. Kazmin, "Vietnam's Ruling Party Dips Its Toe into the Waters of Accountability".

10. BBC News East Asia, 18 April 2006.

11. Associated Press, 18 April 2006.

12. Voice of Vietnam, 18 April 2006.

13. Dao Duy Quat, Deputy Head of the Central Committee for Ideology and Culture, quoted in Vietnam.net Bridge, 18 April 2006.

14. Mydans, "Communist Vietnam Lunges for Capitalism's Brass Ring".

15. Thanh Nien News, 30 July 2006; Voice of Vietnam web site, 24 July 2006.

16. Thanh Nien News, 21 April 2006. Other sources stated that 12 members of the Central Committee had been disciplined for corruption.

17. Vietnam News Agency, 18 April 2005.

18. Xinhua News Agency, "Vietnamese Party Election Poses New Features", People's Daily Online, 25 April 2006, http://english.people.com.cn/200604/25/print20060425_261096.html (accessed 26 April 2006). Pham Binh Minh from the foreign ministry was elected an alternate member.

19. Seth Mydans, "Vietnam's Communist Leader Gets a 2nd Term", International Herald Tribune, 25 April 2006.

20. Xinhua News Agency, "Communist Party of Vietnam Has More Young Leaders", People's Daily Online, 26 April 2006, http://english.people.com.cn/200604/25/print20060425_261098.html (accessed 26 April 2006).

21. Dao Duy Quat, quoted in Thanh Nien News, 25 April 2006.

22. Xinhua News Agency, "Vietnamese Party Election Poses New Features".

23. This analysis is based on the author's personal biographic files. For background see: Carlyle A. Thayer, "The Regularization of Politics: Continuity and Change in the Party's Central Committee, 1951-1986", in Postwar Vietnam: Dilemmas in Socialist Development, edited by David G. Marr and Christine P. White, pp. 177-93 (Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1988); and Carlyle A. Thayer, "The Regularisation of Politics Revisited: Continuity and Change in the Party's Central Committee, 1976-1996", Paper to 49th annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, 13-16 March 1997.

24. Roger Mitton, "The Times, They're a-Changing", Straits Times (Singapore), 11 November 2006.

25. Vietnam.net, 28 June 2006; Thanh Nien News, 29 June 2006.

26. Thanh Nien News, 29 June 2006.

27. Roget Mitton, "The Times, They're a-Changing". Mitton included Nguyen Tan Dung, Nguyen Minh Triet, Le Hong Anh, and Truong Tan Sang in his group of liberal Southerners.

28. Roger Mitton, "Youngest Viet PM Is Full of Dynamism", Straits Times (Singapore), 2 September 2006.

29. Carlyle A. Thayer, "Political Dissent and Political Reform in Vietnam, 1997-2002", in The Power of Ideas: Intellectual Input and Political Change in East and Southeast Asia, NIAS Studies in Asian Topics no. 36, edited by Claudia Derichs and Thomas Heberer, pp. 115-32 (Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2006).

30. Human Rights Watch, "Vietnam: Fledgling Democracy Movement under Threat", 10 May 2006.

31. "Tuyen Ngon Tu Do Dan Chu Cho Viet-Nam Nam 2006", 8 April 2006.

32. Voice of America, 18 October 2006.

33. Kay Johnson, "Voices of Dissent", Time Asia, 18 September 2006.

34. Radio Free Asia, 30 September 2006.

35. Nhan Dan, 19 April 2006.

36. Vietnam Investment Review, no. 784, 23-29 October 2006; and speech by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to the "Doing Business with Vietnam Forum 2006", Hanoi, 16 November...