On August 13, the Political Bureau held a national conference in Hanoi
guiding the implementation of the 11th Communist Party of Vietnam
Central Committee’s (CPVCC) Resolution 4 on criticism and self-criticism
of Party members and leaders at all levels.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Le Hong Anh, a member of
the Politburo and Standing member of the CPVCC Secretariat, chaired the
In his opening speech, Trong said that
since the start of July this year, the Politburo and the CPVCC’s
Secretariat have been implementing the criticism and self-criticism of
collectives and individuals.
From this month, the
work will be carried out at Party committees in provinces and cities, as
well as the Party organisations and Party committees of centrally-run
agencies, he said, adding that it will be later expanded to lower
Delivering a report on the implementation
of criticism and self-criticism of the Politburo and the CPVCC
Secretariat’s collectives and individuals, Anh said that preparations
for the work have been done carefully and responsibly.
The Politburo and CPVCC Secretariat have set examples of criticism
for lower levels and the whole Party to follow, with collectives first
and then individuals. The collectives were involved in criticism and
self-criticism for four days and individuals, 12 days.
According to Anh, through criticism, the Party will understand the
concerns related to Party building better, especially the problems
regarding the leadership and management of State-owned businesses, as
well as the shortcomings in individuals and the implementation of the
principle of democratic centralism, collective leadership and individual
This was a great opportunity for
members of the Politburo and CPVCC Secretariat to strengthen mutual
understanding and improve their abilities, he stressed.
He said that during the criticism process, for complicated cases, the
Politburo and CPVCC Secretariat would direct the CPVCC Commission for
Inspection to clarify them.
At the CPVCC’s 5 th
meeting, the Politburo proposed setting up a central steering committee
on anti-corruption directly managed by the Politburo and the
re-establishment of the Department of the Interior, which acts as an
advisor for the Politburo and CPVCC Secretariat on internal policies.
It has also issued a document guiding the implementation of Q&A sessions at CPVCC meetings.
The Politburo has instructed Party organisations belonging to the
National Assembly and the CPVCC Commissions for Organisation and Mass
Mobilisation to urgently put together procedures and ways of gathering
votes of confidence for people holding positions elected or approved by
the NA and People’s Councils.
These bodies have
also been asked to put together supervisory and social criticism
mechanisms for the Fatherland Front and socio-political organisations,
and mechanisms for the Fatherland Front, socio-political organisations
and people to contribute ideas on issues related to Party building and
After criticism, the Politburo and
CPVCC Secretariat’s members will make further criticism of themselves
to complete their individual self-criticism reports which are then
submitted to the CPVCC.
The CPVCC Commission for
Inspection will promptly clarify cases entrusted by the Politburo,
ensuring objectiveness, seriousness and principle. The Politburo will
also hear a report by the Government’s Party delegation on the
implementation of plans to restructure the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry
Group (Vinashin) and Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines).
Concluding the conference, Trong noted nine new points compared to
previous criticisms and pointed out that Criticism must make serious,
objective and appropriate assessments on all strengths, weaknesses,
limitations and shortcomings.
conference, the participants will direct criticism and self-criticism
work at their agencies and localities, said the Party leader.
“We need to be fully aware of the importance of criticism and
self-criticism, and determined to use accurate and scientific methods of
organisation,” Trong said.
self-criticism is one way of making the Party stronger and honest, thus
restoring and consolidating the public confidence in the Party, the
system and the authorities, he stressed./.