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January 3, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said Saturday that Vietnam will move cautiously in adopting economic reforms in 1999 and that it intends to continue building a socialist economy. His comments, made during a conference with diplomats and journalists, are sure to disappoint foreign investors who had hoped that Vietnam would take some bold moves to revive its economy and move toward a true free-market economy. "We need to maintain a leading role for state enterprises," Khai said.
NEWS
January 3, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said Saturday that Vietnam will move cautiously in adopting economic reforms in 1999 and that it intends to continue building a socialist economy. His comments, made during a conference with diplomats and journalists, are sure to disappoint foreign investors who had hoped that Vietnam would take some bold moves to revive its economy and move toward a true free-market economy. "We need to maintain a leading role for state enterprises," Khai said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1995 | DAVID REYES
Hundreds from Orange County's Vietnamese community are expected to protest a speech today by Vietnam's ambassador to the United States, who was invited to speak to the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The protest will mark the first visit by a Vietnamese ambassador to Orange County, home of the largest concentration of Vietnamese outside of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, since President Clinton normalized relations with that country in July.
NEWS
September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A day after taking office, Vietnam's new prime minister said his role is to push economic reform forward while abiding by the guiding hand of the Communist Party. In a speech published in state-controlled papers, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, 63, said reform must come with stability and equity for all Vietnamese.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | Reuters
Vietnam's National Assembly chose conservative Gen. Le Duc Anh as president Wednesday in what observers said underlines the Communist Party's determination to keep a firm grip on economic reforms. The 72-year-old Anh, Vietnam's top general, was the only candidate and received all of the secret ballots cast by the 392-seat Assembly, the state-run Voice of Vietnam radio said.
NEWS
September 26, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bizarre vestige of Cold War intrigue, an unknown author has fabricated a document purporting to be a Los Angeles Times news article quoting the Vietnamese ambassador to the United Nations as sharply criticizing his own government.
NEWS
September 30, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the highest-level U.S.-Hanoi contact since the Vietnam War ended 15 years ago, Secretary of State James A. Baker III told Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach on Saturday that Washington will consider normal diplomatic relations as soon as peace is restored in neighboring Cambodia and Hanoi accounts for missing American servicemen.
NEWS
February 7, 1998 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented display of high-level dissent in Vietnam, Lt. Gen. Tran Do, a veteran of the Communist revolution who later became one of the regime's top ideological leaders, has called upon the leadership in Hanoi to open the way for democracy. The retired general sent a letter last December to the Communist Party's top officials, urging "radical political reforms" including free elections and guarantees of freedom of thought and expression.
NEWS
September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A day after taking office, Vietnam's new prime minister said his role is to push economic reform forward while abiding by the guiding hand of the Communist Party. In a speech published in state-controlled papers, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, 63, said reform must come with stability and equity for all Vietnamese.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | Associated Press
Vietnam's Communist Party has selected the country's new leadership, passing over a top general and choosing a relative unknown as the next president. Tran Duc Luong, 60, a deputy prime minister elected to the all-powerful Politburo last year, was picked as president, a senior party official confirmed Wednesday. The move represents a significant concession by the influential military leadership. Defense Minister Gen.
NEWS
July 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vietnamese voted for national lawmakers Sunday in elections that are expected to start a swing toward a younger generation of Communist leaders. All 450 seats of the National Assembly were being filled. Ballots were being counted by hand, and final results were expected to be announced in a week. The vote probably will give the National Assembly a younger face. Only a fifth of the outgoing members sought reelection.
NEWS
June 21, 1997 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French burned his Vietnamese village in 1951. The Americans bombed his Hanoi neighborhood in 1972. But Le Van Bang has spent his career shedding the burden of his wartime memories and helping his country carve out its place in the world. And now, as Vietnam's first ambassador to the United States, he is an influential player as the two former enemies seek to normalize their relationship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1995 | GEOFF BOUCHER and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A speech by Vietnam's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday night sparked a boisterous demonstration by at least 500 chanting protesters who lined the streets and parking lot at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. Carrying placards that read "Human Rights for Vietnam" and "Communists Are Evil," the demonstrators protested the appearance at the hotel of Ambassador Bang V. Le before a gathering of the World Affairs Council of Orange County.
NEWS
June 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Do Muoi, a veteran revolutionary who reportedly directed purges against corruption in Vietnam's ruling Communist Party, was chosen premier Wednesday, Radio Hanoi reported. Muoi was elected on the opening day of a regular National Assembly session, the broadcast monitored in Bangkok said. He replaces Pham Hung, who died of a heart attack in March. Muoi, 71, is the third-ranking member of the Politburo, Vietnam's top policy-making body.
NEWS
January 27, 1989 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
In a gesture that symbolizes the steadily improving climate between the two countries, the United States on Thursday permitted a Vietnamese official to visit Washington for the first time since the Vietnam War. The Bush Administration lifted the long-enforced travel restrictions imposed on Vietnamese diplomats in New York City to allow Trinh Xuan Lang, Hanoi's ambassador to the United Nations, to come here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1995 | DAVID REYES
Hundreds from Orange County's Vietnamese community are expected to protest a speech today by Vietnam's ambassador to the United States, who was invited to speak to the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The protest will mark the first visit by a Vietnamese ambassador to Orange County, home of the largest concentration of Vietnamese outside of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, since President Clinton normalized relations with that country in July.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1994 | RAY DELGADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese government and business leaders visiting Southern California last week had a delicate task: Without calling too much attention to themselves, they needed to get the word out that the communist nation--now taking tiny steps toward applying free-market principles to its economy--is eager to do business with Southern California companies.
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