Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BBC Vietnamese Service, March 2: Communist Debate Grips Vietnam

Hanoi, March 2, 2007

In Vietnam, February and March are supposed to be a good time for relaxation, after the exuberant Lunar New Year.

More and more people are questioning the party's direction. But Vietnamese media have been absorbed since the end of January in a difficult and sensitive debate - over the leadership of the Communist Party, or rather a lack of it.