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1. Party General Secretary and State President, Secretary of the Central Military Commission Nguyen Phu Trong chaired the Conference of the Central Military Commission
On May 25, in Hanoi, the Central Military Commission held a Conference to collect feedback on draft documents to be submitted to the 11th Party Congress of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA). Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary, and State President, Secretary of the Central Military Commission attended and directed the Conference.
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Among attendees there were the Politburo Member: Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister, Standing Member of Central Military Commission; General Ngo Xuan Lich, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Minister of National Defense; Pham Minh Chinh, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Committee Organizing Committee; Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Commission for Propaganda and Education; There were members of the Party Central Secretariat: General Luong Cuong, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army; Tran Cam Tu, Chairman of the Central Committee for Commission on Auditing; Phan Dinh Trac, Head of Central Committee for Internal Affairs; Nguyen Van Nen, Chief of Party Central Office.
In his remark at the Conference, General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed the tradition of the Vietnamese Heroic People's Army, the army of fighting and winning. The General Secretary and State President appreciated the initiative in the preparation and quality of draft documents to be submitted to the 11th Army Party Congress. The General Secretary and State President expressed the wish the work of preparing the Congress should be well carried out, so that the Congress could be conducted effectively and realistically, becoming a model of success, arousing enthusiasm and pride, creating a successful momentum when entering a new stage. General Secretary and State President suggested delegates to the Conference to promote their responsibilities, participate in discussions, and contribute ideas to the draft document of the 11th Party Congress of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) realistically, candidly, promoting high fighting and constructive   spirit, not chasing achievements, not concealing defects, thereby creating a dramatic change in the building of military forces. The General Secretary and President also paid special attention to the personnel task of the Congress, choosing the right people, contributing to building and consolidating the solidarity and unity in the Party.
The draft Political Report of the 11th Army Party Congress affirmed: Over the past 5 years, the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of Defense while overcoming many difficulties and challenges, have always been thorough, strictly observed and performed their roles as strategic advisors of the Party and the State in military and national defence affairs; proactively grasping, assessing and forecasting the situation properly, promptly and effectively handling situations, not being passive and unexpected, actively researching, formulating, proposing and promulgating strategies, schemes and contributions to perfecting the military and defense lines and laws; promoting the core role of the Army and militia in building a national defense of the whole people; together with the whole Party, the entire people and the political system firmly defend the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Fatherland, maintain a peaceful and stable environment to build and develop the country. ...
Conference delegates focused on discussion and emphasized: The draft Political Report has closely followed the directions, objectives, tasks, guidelines and major solutions of the Resolution of the Party Congress of Army of the tenure 2015 - 2020; Resolution on leading the implementation of military and defense tasks and building the annual Military Party Committee and of Central Military Commission; National Defense Strategies, Vietnam Military Strategy, Cyber Defense Strategy, National Border Protection Strategy ...; at the same time, thoroughly grasping and concretizing the basic contents of the military, national defense and defense mentioned in the draft Political Report to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress.
The conference delegates highly agreed with the content and basic directions for performing military and defense tasks, building the Army Party Committee for the tenure 2020 - 2025 and the following years, which are: Thoroughly grasping the guidelines and the Party's policies, the State's policies and laws on military and defense; uphold and strengthen absolute, direct leadership in all aspects of the Party to the Army; focus on building a clean, strong and exemplary Military Party Committee; to build the revolutionary, regular and highly -skilled People's Army, gradually modernised with some forces advancing straight to modernity, creating a solid premise for building the Vietnam People's Army moving to modernity; to build a strong reserve force and robust, outspread militia and self-defense force; well performing the core role in building the national defense of the whole people. The whole army is ready to high combat readiness, and fight with success in all situations, firmly defending the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, contributing to maintaining a peaceful and stable environment for national construction and development.
Delegates attending the Meeting agreed that the work of the Congress must be prepared meticulously and methodically with high political, democratic and scientific responsibilities, in accordance with the process and principles; closely coordinate with functional agencies of the Central Committee in order to prepare well deserved military personnel to join the Central Committee Central Committee Session XIII, to add hight quality comments to the report of  the Politburo and Central Committee.
2. General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong chaired the Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption
At the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption yesterday, General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong stressed, despite heavy workload, including many difficult tasks, alongside with preparations for all-level Party congresses, the battle against corruption and negative phenomena has not ceased but, on the contrary, indeed forged ahead, creating an atmosphere of exciting belief toward the congress.
General Secretary and State President reminded that everybody must not be subjective, that it’s a very short period of time between now and the 13th National Party Congress but much remains to be done. 
After a pause due to Covid-19 epidemic, the Party congress at all levels have beeing conducted, students have returned to school, the new problem is to manage the order and security - all of that demand us to control  the circumstances to work successfully.
Regarding the upcoming work, General Secretary and State President affirmed that the spirit of the whole party is to continue promoting the combat against corruption, keeping on and even strengthening it.
"Now, the social mood, which is also the desire of officials and party members, is worried that the congress is getting under way soon, will we dare to do it, will the fight  continue to be sustained?", General Secretary raised the issue. .
General Secretary and State President pointed out: A thorough analysis of the context shows no such ideas. Therefore, the requirenment for upcoming task is to focus on serving political tasks, with the key work is serving the success of the Party Congress at all level and the 13 National Congress of the Party.
The organization of the conference to summarize the fight against corruption and negative phenomena is an important opportunity to look back on 2020 and the whole tenure, draw practical experience, and at the same time encourage the whole Party and the whole people to create the atmosphere of excitement in the society, sending the message that corruption fight will not stop, without end in any circumstances, and will be further strengthened.
Analyzing and clarifying the requirements in the upcoming time, the General Secretary and State President emphasized the center of the work is focused on the personnel matters of the Congress, on introducing real worthy people in to the Party committee of all level. Introducing candidate, taking the poll is the first channel to discover the source, but after that, who will appraise and investigate if the candidate has the ethical problem? …
According to the Secretary-General, this is one of the most important tasks. Investigating, verifying and concluding any case clearly, whether there is public opinion or some kind letter of denounce, whether there is a political or moral decline...All of those things must be done with full responsibility in order to  identify properly to report to the Central, Politburo.
This very big task must be carried out urgently, responsibly, with reasonable reason, with a very high constructive spirit and must reach an early conclusions. Everything must be done in sense of urgence  and in a planned manner.
The General Secretary and State President noted that in the process of corruption fighting, it is necessary to affirm the principle of strict, urgent conducting, at the same time must be cautious, responsible, rational, affectionate and full of convince with alertness, educational effect.
“ It is very important to prevent the unqualifed people from being elected to the Central Committee and the Politburo, at the same time, do not listen to the public opinion, other wise, we will omit those who are truly talented and genuinely virtuous. Modest people often do not speak out, we must pay attention to them but not to the people who are all mouth and no trousers”, the General Secretary emphasized.
The General Secretary noted that it is necessary to have policies to encourage those who has creative activities, and those, who has good motivation but has not been able to do; we must have policies to encourage creators who dare to think, dare to speak, dare to do, dare to take responsibility.
“Those indifferent people, who would not dare to protect the rights, not dare to fight the wrongs, turning a deaf ear to everything, just keep themselves in safe - they are not realy good, the outside is a perfect but the inside is s defect”, General Secretary said.
Everybody at all level, from the central to local, at all branches and agencies must instill this spirit, do it this way. The Steering Committee has the role of leading, directing, guiding, inspecting and promptly detecting good and bad places, in order to have an accurate, truly fair and objective handling …
General Secretary and State President emphasized: Anti-corruption must still be implemented in strong and drastic way. The coordination between the agencies has been very good recently, must be better in upcoming time to serve the personnel work of the Congress.
For difficult stages such as forensic, suitable methods are required, judgments must be based on specific historical circumstances with aggravating factors, mitigating factors, handling opinions must be consistent and must be very fair, impartial. The spirit is education, deterrence, alertness, much punishment, heavy penalty is not all good; need to draw experience, pray, listen and unite, puts the common interest above all                                  
3. The National Assembly conduct the supreme supervision on the prevention and fight against child abuse
On 27-5, at the Ninth Session, National Assembly XIV, the National Assembly deputies spent the whole day listening to the Supervisory Report and online discussion on the implementation of policies and laws on the prevention of child abuse. This is the first time the National Assembly has conducted supreme supervision on this content. The session were broadcasted live on TV and radio to voters and people nationwide.
According to the monitoring results of "The implementation of policies and laws on child abuse prevention and control" of the National Assembly Supervision Delegation, in recent years, along with the attention of both the political system and the whole society, Child protection, care and education in general and child abuse prevention in particular have gained many important achievements, ensuring better and better implementation of children's rights. However, there are still child abuse cases, many of which are serious ones.
According to the Government Report, in this period, there were 8,482 child abuse cases detected and handled, with 8,709 abused children. In addition, there are a large number of child laborers who do not comply with the provisions of the labor law, abandoned children, and child marriage.
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The monitoring team found that, recently, the system of policies and laws on child abuse prevention and control was promulgated relatively sufficiently, synchronously and timely institutionalizing the Party's guidelines and policies, concretizing the 2013 Constitution, internalizing legal treaties to which Vietnam is a member.
The implementation of policies and laws on child abuse prevention and control has achieved important results. However, there are still shortcomings and limitations, such as: Some provisions of the Law on Children and the relevant laws have not been timely and fully guided, resulted in difficulty to organize the implementation; a number of sanctions against administrative violations in the decrees relating to child protection and care are not yet deterrent; The construction of a safe and healthy living environment to prevent child abuse in many localities has not been properly focused, leaving many cases of child abuse, even at home and at school; Child protection work on the Internet environment has not met the requirements; The handling of some cases of child abuse is not timely, not seriously, in some cases there are signs of neglecting the crime; Staffs working on children in many localities are short …
The supervision mission has made specific recommendations for the Party Central Committee; proposed 5 petitions to the National Assembly, National Assembly agencies; 15 petitions to the Government and its ministries; and at the same time make recommendations to the Supreme People's Procuracy, the Supreme People's Court, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and its member organizations.
The supervision mission requests that the National Assembly continue to improve policies and laws and strengthen supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on child abuse prevention and control. Proposing the Government to take measures to overcome the limitations and shortcomings pointed out in the Supervision Mission's Report, reducing the number of child abuse cases. In 2020, Government is proposed to issue according to its competence or direct the ministries to promulgate: National action program for children in the 2021-2030 period; Program on child labor prevention and reduction, period 2021-2025 and orientation to 2030; A set of statistical indicators on the handling of administrative violations against acts of child abuse; Program on preventing and combating child abuse in the family environment; Program to prevent and combat child abuse in educational environment; Program on preventing and combating child abuse in the network environment; Sets of statistical indicators on child situation and child abuse; Special assessment process for child sexual abuse cases; Rules of child friendly investigation.
The supervision mission requests the Ministry of Public Security to ensure that over 90% the crime should be detected and inspected; the Supreme People's Procuracy to ensure the rate of making the decision to prosecute in time and to prosecute the accused with the crime is 100%; the Supreme People's Court: ensure the rate of handling child abuse cases to reach over 90%; People's Councils and People's Committees of localities to fulfill the responsibilities assigned by the Law on Children; strengthen inspection, examination and supervision of child abuse prevention and control.
4. Prime Minister: Establish special working group to welcome "eagles" to Vietnam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc believed that it is necessary to create practical and specific measures to take advantage of investment flows into Vietnam, focusing on large multinational and high-tech corporations …
Through contact and study, the investors expressed their belief in Vietnam as a safe destination.That`s why Vietnam has the opportunity and many advantages to welcome the post-Covid-19 investment wave. For catching this wave, we need appropriate solutions to attract "eagles" to nest. 
According to some economists, there are four areas that corporations tend to move into Vietnam: information technology and high technology, electronics, e-commerce and logistics, consumer goods and retail. .
Regarding the prospect of attracting foreign investment, as reflected from localities,  in recent years, many investors and corporations have approached, seacherd investment opportunities or expanded investment projects. The issue of preparing clean ground for investors to be able to hand over immediately when required, especially industrial zones is mentioned frequently.
Some agreed that it is necessary to set up a working group on investment promotion for approaching corporations that have investment flow shifting policies; supporting potential investors, removing difficulties for existing investors.
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According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, many international corporations are accelerating the process of diversifying investment locations and relocating their production facilities. In fact, large investors have continuously expanded and implemented new projects in Vietnam.
“We have many opportunities to receive capital flows from multinational companies tending to relocation of production, because Vietnam is a potential destination in the policy of diversification of supply. We need to select the transfer projects in the sectors with advanced technology, innovation, high added value, clean energy ... ”- a representative of the Ministry of Planning and Investment said.
At the end the meeting, the Prime Minister concluded: “Without invest in development, both domestic and foreign investment, it will never succeed. We have successfully resisted the Covid-19 epidemic at first stage and now we need to worry about developing the country to achieve the double victory.”
The head of the Government said that it is necessary to find practical and specific measures to take advantage of investment flows into Vietnam, with a focus on large, high-tech corporations leading the chains supply; must have a more active and proactive spirit.
According to the Prime Minister, attracting development capital in a poor country, where "nothing is perfect", the infrastructure is underdeveloped, policies and mechanism are not complet, so "we need to know how to create a power from advantage position of Vietnamt," and must do it faster and better. With the old, stagnant way and do not innovate, we will never succeed. Therefore, the Prime Minister stated that new thinking is needed. All the central agencies and localities have to catch and catch this new flow of investment.
"We have to think about the demands of investors so we can discuss, cooperate and meet exactly what they need to develop successfully, bringing benefits to both sides," the Prime Minister added: in the circumstance of fierce competition for attracting investment among countries, Vietnam must have competitive incentives, attracting selective investment, targeting large multinational corporations, high technology, modernity and environment friendliness.
With the aforementioned requirements, the Prime Minister asked the immediate building a project so that the Prime Minister can give faster, stronger and clearer general guidance. In particular, the project must resolve investors' bottlenecks such as manufacturing space and human resources.
The Prime Minister agreed to set up a special working group chaired by the Minister of Planning and Investment and leaders from a number of agencies. Where any project is located, the representatives of localities will be added in order to solve  timely the procedures and needs set by the investor.
“Attracting high-tech, high added values foreign investment is the necessary direction, but besides that, we have to create furthermore conditions for all economic sectors, especially private ones, to invest in doing business in Vietnam.”- the Prime Minister added.
5. Prime Minister: Economy needs strong resistance, to stand "shocks"
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that Vietnam must gradually form the systematic national production capacity in order with strong resistance to stand, effectivley against external shocks.
The world economy has not fully recovered from the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, now is facing pandemic and therefore continues to fall into recession with the highest unemployment rate in history. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that the world economy in 2020 will grow by -3%, of which the US will be -6.1%; China is 1.2% (in the first quarter only -6.8%); Euro area is -7.5%; Japan is -5.2%. In ASEAN, Singapore is -3.5%, Thailand is -6.7%, Malaysia is -1.7%, Indonesia is 0.5%, Vietnam is 2.7%, the highest in the region.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts that global trade will decrease by 13 - 32%; Global FDI inflows are expected to decline by 30-40%. World oil prices fell deeply, sometimes falling to negative levels for the first time in history and fluctuating sharply in recent times.
The head of the Government affirmed: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our country is very serious due to the deep integration economy, large openness, limited  autonomy and resilience. Not only does it cause economic losses due to stalled production and business activities, supply chain disruptions and trade and disease outbreaks, but also strongly affects people's psychology and life ”.
According to the Prime Minister, production and business activities of all types and sizes enterprises of all economic sectors, cooperatives and business households are facing many difficulties. The number of newly established enterprises decreased by 13.3% and temporary business suspension increased by 33.6%; The number of employees affected is over 5 million. In this context, it is necessary to focus on the implementation of the "double goal" - both to drastically prevent epidemics, and to maintain and develop socio-economic activities and ensure people's life.
Despite great difficulties and challenges, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that Vietnam still has bright spots in economic development, especially in maintaining a stable macro platform and large balances of the economy, in facilitating recovery and socio-economic development after the epidemic.
The consumer price index (CPI) in April decreased by 1.21% compared to December 2019. Monetary policy was actively and flexibly operated; exchange rate and foreign currency market stable. Operating rates decreased by 1.5%; ensure liquidity of the system of credit institutions and the economy. Concentrate credit for production and business and priority areas. To promptly implement the policy of rescheduling loan repayment, exemption and reduction, keeping the debt group, supporting customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In a new and challenging context, all of us have to renovate our development thinking, change our ways, improve our capacity, take advantage of opportunities, redirect and reorganize activities. The Prime Minister said that it is necessary to find new development models, to make good use of market opportunities, to employ regional and global trends in investment and production, to promote strong role. of enterprises of all economic sectors, to participate actively in the economic links, production chains, value chains brought by new generation free trade agreements.
The Government leader emphasized: “We need to promote the formation of domestic link chains and value chains, to diversify products associated with improving competitiveness, to develop strong domestic market of nearly 100 million people. Step by step to form a new systematic national production capacity and core competency, with strong resistance and effective stand to external shocks. 
The Prime Minister also pointed out that compared to the end of 2019, the current situation has been changed greatly, become much more difficult, the growth target set for 6.8% for 2020 is a big challenge and hard to achieve.
In order to recover the economy, the Prime Minister raised 9 key tasks, including proposing the elaboration and implementation of a number of specific mechanisms and policies for socio-economic restoration and development; drastically accelerating the implementation and disbursement of public investment; consistently ensuring macroeconomic stability, creating favorable conditions for production and business, and promoting growth; substantially restructuring, quickly recovering the economy, promoting digital transformation, developing digital economy …
(Vietnam review)