Nameless, faceless leadership for Ho Chi Minh City

The rise of Nguyen Thien Nhan, an unexceptional apparatchik, to lead Vietnam's economic and financial hub points to unresolved intra-party divisions and a return to more passive governance

Hanoi, August 13, 2017 4:23 PM (UTC+8)
Vietnam's recently appointed Party chief for Ho Chi Minh City and Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan in a file photo. Photo AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi
Vietnam's recently appointed Party chief for Ho Chi Minh City and Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan in a file photo. Photo AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi
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