- Communism better than democracy, says Vietnam party boss Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 am
HANOI, Vietnam - One-party rule in communist Vietnam is a far better alternative to authoritarianism disguised as democracy, the 71-year-old ideologue who was re-elected as party chief and consequently the country's leader said Thursday.
- Private business hopes for bigger role in Vietnam economy Updated: Jan-28-16 12:53 am
BAT TRANG, Vietnam - After a decade of uneven progress, foreign and local businesses hope the reshuffled leadership of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party will double down on modernizing an economy dominated by state companies.
- Longtime rivals: A look at complex Vietnam-China ties Updated: Jan-24-16 8:03 pm
BEIJING - Divided opinions within Vietnam's Communist Party on how to relate to giant neighbor and one-time ally China are among key factors in play at an eight-day congress to choose new leadership. A look at the countries' shared history and some of the most recent ups and downs in relations.