On the morning of October 12, the 17th Hanoi Party Committee Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure, opened with the participation of an unprecedented number of leaders of the party and state.
After Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh took over the chairmanship of Hanoi, the press simultaneously reported that Nguyen Duc Chung’s application for bail to cure cancer had been rejected on the grounds that his mistake was very serious.
Attending the Hanoi Party Congress were General Secretary – State President Nguyen Phu Trong and other high-ranking officials such as former General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former State President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and 497 official delegates representing more than 45,000 party members in the entire city party’s unit.
The capital’s economy is “not breakthrough”
Speaking at the opening of the congress, Hanoi Party Secretary Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed that the Party Committee, government, army and people of the capital have successfully implemented the Resolution of the 16th City Party Congress, achieving many important results with the spirit “Hanoi for the whole country.”
According to Mr. Hue, the city economy, culture, and society continued to develop impressively; national defense, security, social order and safety are guaranteed in all circumstances; the urban and rural appearance has had a new change, becoming brighter, greener, cleaner, more beautiful, more spacious and modern.
According to the political report submitted to the congress, for the 2015-2020 term, the capital’s economy achieved a good growth rate, on average in the 2016-2020 period, the total gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to increase by 7.39%, reaching the set target (7.3-7.8%), higher than the 2011-2015 period (6.93%).
Political report stated the target to 2025, complete the target of industrialization, GDP/person will reach $8,300-$8,500.
By 2030, Hanoi will become a “green – smart – modern” city with regional and international competitiveness; to complete the capital industrialization; GDP/person reached $12,000-$13,000.
By 2045, Hanoi will have a high quality of life; comprehensive and sustainable economic, cultural and social development; is a globally connected city with international competitiveness, GDP/person reaching over $36,000.
”Hanoi must be really representative, model in every way“
According to the Secretary of the Hanoi City Party Committee, the General Secretary cum the President of the State has directed: The Hanoi Party Congress “must be a truly representative, model in all aspects and substantially successful” as is the capital, the heart of the country, the political and administrative center of the country.
The Hanoi Party Committee has determined the high political determination in building and developing the capital in the period 2020 – 2025, with a vision to 2030, with a vision to 2045 as: “Exemplary building the Party Committee and the main clean and strong system.”
Mr. Hue also emphasized that “it is necessary to focus on detecting and selecting virtuous, talented, reputable and promising comrades through practical action, ensuring a reasonable structure, especially young cadres and female ones.“
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said at the ceremony: “Hanoi has never had the scale, stature, and position as it is now.”
“The higher the position, the more exemplary, especially in the capital,” Mr. Trong emphasized.
In 2020, Hanoi will experience many upheavals with Hanoi’s leaders being disciplined, probed, and arrests of dissidents.
Specifically, on August 28, the Ministry of Public Security probed and detained Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung for 4 months to investigate the allegation of appropriating State secret documents.
In addition to the above case, Mr. Chung is also investigated for responsibility related to two other cases.
Firstly, the case of smuggling, violation of accounting regulations causes serious consequences; money laundering; violation of bidding regulations caused serious consequences at Nhat Cuong Trading and Technical Services Co., Ltd.
In January, Mr. Hoang Trung Hai, member of the Politburo, secretary of the Hanoi City Party Committee, former member of the Party’s Civil Affairs Committee, former deputy prime minister was disciplined for ‘serious violations’ when he was deputy prime minister. Accordingly, Mr. Hai has had serious violations and shortcomings in the process of directing the implementation of phase II production expansion project – Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Company (TISCO II project).
Hanoi also experienced upheavals with cases that caused insecurity in the hearts of the people such as the Dong Tam case and the Cat Linh – Ha Dong railway project.
The conflict between the government and the people of Dong Tam resulted in the deaths of Mr. Le Dinh Kinh and three police soldiers. As many as 29 people were put on trial for “murder” and “resisting on-duty state officials.”
In addition, the Vietnamese government has also increased repression and arrests of dissidents.
On the morning of June 24, the family of activist Trinh Ba Phuong, including himself and his younger brother Trinh Ba Tu and his mother Can Thi Theu, were arrested and detained to investigate the crime of “Making, possessing, disseminating or propagating information. documents, articles aimed at opposing the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”
On October 7, Hanoi issued a decision to probe a criminal case against activist Pham Thi Doan Trang on charges of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” and “making, storing and distributing disseminate or propagate information, documents and articles to oppose the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”
The Vietnamese press reported on the morning of September 25, that Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh – deputy secretary of the Hanoi City Party Committee – was elected chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee for the 2016-2021 term.
However, observers are not satisfied with the election of only 1 candidate and the result is 100% of the votes in a secret ballot.
The opinions that only the Party elected but the people did not vote, such voting was a formality, false, and underestimated the people were “far inferior” to the feudal era.
Professor Mac Van Trang quoted a newsletter from Vietnamnet to compare that Tokyo’s Mayor Koike Yuriko had competed over 21 candidates voted by the people with nearly 60% votes.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung was not given bail for medical treatment because his violation was very serious, the domestic newspaper reported on October 2.
According to To An Xo, the Security and Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security has received a request to change the detention measure with Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, former chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi.
“Through investigation and discussions with the Procuracy, seeing that the crime of appropriating state secrets is serious, there is no immediate change to preventive measures,” said Mr. Xo.
Mr. Xo affirmed that the Investigation Security Agency will coordinate with the medical agency to provide medical examination and treatment and provide health care for Mr. Chung in the detention center.
Mr. Xo said that Mr. Chung’s health as reported by the Investigation Agency was normal under the new conditions. The investigation is still being continued, related to 3 cases and if related, further investigation will be continued.
So the titles: Hero of the People’s Armed Forces (2004), First Class National Defense Medal (2007), First Class Victory Medal, did not save Chung.
What the public is concerned about is: a Public Security general who, when he was named the youngest general of the police forces was only 46 years old, had a Ph.D. in Law, was once considered a “legendary general“, with a thick record of achievements. He thought he is “inviolable” and no one dared to touch it, so he started to follow the example of the seniors in the police, and “earn money” at all costs to have money to invest to climb and get higher positions.
But: “No one learns all doubts in life.”
With a person who was once considered a bright candidate for the position of Minister of Public Security in the next term, why have such a painful “stroke“? The so-called “act of appropriating documents of state secrets” is just an excuse. As a general who used to be the Hani police chief then the chairman of the capital city, what needs to be “appropriated“?
As an adult and rising from the Public Security forces, Little Chung dared to “expose the shirt to the viewer“, saying so is like hitting the face of the police, which is the most favored force today. Then his death is “the right process.”
As for the crime of telling Nhat Cuong to evade taxes, or having a few “backyard“, then please … “mum ba la, we all are” not only Little Chung.
It is said that Chung because he believes in General Secretary Trong’s sentence: “It is difficult to fight against corruption because we beat us ourselvé.” Believing in the sentence “our party is very humane, humane, kind and loving“, so he can meet the party’s chief to “negotiate” for his positions and money just to avoid being arrested. But the “negotiation” failed and Little Chung has to “sacrifice his life to strengthen his son’s life.”
That is to say, there are many types of corrupted officials to be probed and investigated. They are in the same fraction or others.
If we compare the crime of Little Chung with that of Hai Heo and Tat Thanh Cang, Chung’s crime is just a nail. But Hai Heo, in addition to the “steel wall” that is the Chinese factor and the power of his wife, must have “paid for” and now does not threaten anyone in any faction. And Tat Thanh Cang does not “melt into shit” because he “knows things.”
Among the ranks of police officers who were thrown into the furnace, there were two people who were named Hero of the Armed Forces of Vietnam, Phan Van Vinh and now Nguyen Duc Chung.
Yesterday was Hero
Today is the general “waving around” … the furnace.