(Vietnam) Vietnam Party Congress Meets to Choose Leaders, Set Policy Direction (Gregory B. Poling, Murray Hiebert, CSIS)

The Vietnam Communist Party launched its 13th congress on January 25, a crucial meeting held every five years to choose the country’s top leaders and set its major policy course. Nearly 1,600 delegates will seek to set a direction to boost economic growth and navigate the nation’s greatest foreign policy challenge: increasing competition between the world’s two superpowers, China and the United States.