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Friday, August 18, 2017
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PM: Vietnam pledges to build united self-reliant ASEAN PM: Vietnam pledges to build united, self-reliant ASEAN
Vietnam is committed, along with other member countries, to build a united and self-reliant ASEAN Community, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on August 8 in Hanoi.
Govt boosts communication about international integration Gov't boosts communication about international integration
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 28 signed a decision approving a plan to enhance communications about Vietnam’s international integration during 2017-2020.
PM urges drastic measures for achievement of growth target PM urges drastic measures for achievement of growth target
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked ministers and heads of sectors to take measures to ensure their ministries and agencies reach this year's growth target.
Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code
At its 3rd session wrapped up last month, the National Assembly passed a law making a raft of amendments to the 2015 Penal Code with effect from early next year. More than 200 articles of the Code have been amended, one new article added and another removed. These amendments include not only corrections of technical errors but also many criminal justice policy changes. Below are the most prominent of them.
Rationale behind new Party resolution on private economy Rationale behind new Party resolution on private economy
One of the current tasks and solutions set for turning the private economy into an important driving force of Vietnam’s economy is “to reach consensus in terms of perception, thinking and action in the implementation of the guidelines and policies on development of the private economy”. Yet “there remain a number of issues on development of the private economy that need to be further concretized and clarified in both theory and practice.” Some of these issues are highlighted below.
Why gender imbalance continues to grow? Why gender imbalance continues to grow?
Despite an official ban on selection of sex at birth, ultrasonic and abortion services have been provided for this purpose without being sanctioned since it was difficult to detect violations.
Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in the equitization of SOEs Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in the equitization of SOEs
According to a government report, during 2011-15, 508 SOEs were equitized. The speed of equitizing big SOEs has been recognized to increase significantly over the past five years. As of October 2016, there remained 718 companies in which the State held 100% of charter capital. For the period from 2016 to 2020, the Government has identified enterprises where the State holds 100% of capital and dominant shares, including those operating in key industries, important geographical areas, and security and defense fields, applying high technologies, requiring large-scale investment and creating socio-economic impetus that lack investment from other sources.
Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP
Prescribing the conditions for doing business in camouflaged sound recording, video recording and positioning devices and software
Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
The Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, will enter into force on January 1 next year.
Court precedents in Vietnam: a view from the building of the 2015 Civil Code Court precedents in Vietnam: a view from the building of the 2015 Civil Code
Vietnam’s legislative work has entered a new development period with a focus on recognizing, respecting, protecting and guaranteeing human rights and citizens’ rights and implementing the judicial reform strategy, especially upholding the role of people’s courts in safeguarding justice and exercising the judicial power.

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