Vietnam’s anti-graft drive more politics than reform

While Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong has vowed to purge corrupt officials, his campaign more clearly aims to consolidate his own power

Hanoi, August 3, 2017 2:34 PM (UTC+8)
Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong applauds after delivering a speech at the closing ceremony on the final day of the 12th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party in Hanoi on January 28, 2016. country. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong applauds after delivering a speech at the closing ceremony on the final day of the 12th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party in Hanoi on January 28, 2016. country. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
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