65 years ago on the Muong Thanh plain, in the midst of the Northwestern mountains and forests, the Vietnamese people and armed forces, under the leadership of the Party headed by President Ho Chi Minh, fought the strategic battle of Dien Bien Phu. After 56 days of relentless, valiant and ingenious combat, on the afternoon of May 7, 1954, the Vietnamese people and armed forces defeated the French colonialists’ last-ditch effort and gained the Dien Bien Phu Victory, which resounded across the five continents and shook the world, ending the resistance war against the aggressive French colonialists and marking a great turning point in the Vietnamese people’s history of struggle for national construction and defence. The Dien Bien Phu Victory is the zenith of the Vietnamese art of war. Together with Bach Dang, Chi Lang and Dong Da, the Dien Bien Phu Victory has gone down in national history as an epic of great heroism with bright examples of gallantry, affirming the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Heroic spirit of Dien Bien Phu Victory shines forever!
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The Resolution was adopted at the 8th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee. The following are key parts of the Resolution for reference: I - SITUATION AND CAUSES 1. Background and situation It is forecasted that in the coming time, the international situation will continue to witness many complicated developments, especially the strategic competition between big countries and maritime boundary sovereignty disputes and disagreements among countries in the East Sea. Trans-boundary environmental pollution, climate change and sea level rise have become urgent global problems. Sustainable development and harmony between development and marine conservation have become the mainstream. Globalization and revolution of science and technology have created many opportunities and challenges. Still, in the country, macroeconomic stabilization, sustainable development; adaptation to climate change and sea level rise; security, social order and safety are big difficulties and challenges. 2. … [Read more...] about Party’s Resolution on strategy for sustainable development of marine economy
In the face of the tension, the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army attached Division 341 of Army Corps 4 to Military Region 9, ready for combat. All units along the whole borderline heightened vigilance and stayed in active defensive to support the Party’s and State’s activities in the political and diplomatic fronts. On February 5, 1978, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced to cease all military activities and withdraw its troops five kilometers from the borderline, while getting ready to hold and sign a non-invasion and border agreement with Cambodia and striving to find an appropriate method to ensure international norms and supervision. Despite Vietnam’s goodwill, the Pol Pot regime continued to maneuver troops to and invaded a number of border areas of Vietnam. Vietnam’s troops resolutely fought back and recaptured the occupied land. File photo From March 26, 1978, Vietnam’s troops shifted from defensive to … [Read more...] about Part 3: Collapse of the genocidal regime – A joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s victory in its Southwestern border protection war as well as of the victory of the Vietnamese and Cambodian peoples and armed forces over the Pol Pot genocidal regime, the People’s Army Newspaper introduces a series of stories told by Vietnamese Cambodian veterans, international pundits and Cambodian youths about the relationship full of good sentiments between the two nations. 40 years has passed since the Vietnamese people and armed forces won the border war waged by the Pol Pot force and together with the Cambodian people and revolutionary forces overturned the genocidal regime in Cambodia. The Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who returned to their home country after finishing their noble international mission in Cambodia more than 30 years ago still remember the hard days when they did the noble international mission in the Land of Temples. Senior Colonel La Van Nho, former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of … [Read more...] about Part 1: Blood of Vietnamese volunteers helps bloom in land of temples
This time, he was travelling for personal reasons. Of course, he had performed some administrative procedures as usual – asking his boss for a recommendation letter in which he was called a folklorist because he did not want to pay the expenses for the trip with his own money. One day, one of his colleagues read an anonymous 4-line poem: From battlefield she came home one day Only to find house damaged and youth withered. Soon be over the rain or sunshine may, But her sorrows will for- ever and ever stay. Hearing the stanza, he kept silent for a moment. "Very very interesting. With only four sentences, how can it fully express the plight of a heroic but ill-fated girl? How are such young women now?" he asked. "Surely, neither husbands nor children. Such girls are numerous in our country," said another. "I feel like I have to assume responsibility for their celibacy. Do you think so?" he asked another man. "Yes, that’s right." "But we can’t help. I’m told that … [Read more...] about The young spinster