Southeast Asia | Nameless, faceless leadership for Ho Chi Minh City

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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