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Nameless, faceless leadership for Ho Chi Minh City

In May, Dinh La Thang, the Communist Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, was stripped of his post, expelled from the Politburo and made vice-chair of a largely insignificant economic committee. The ruling Party’s reason for Thang’s removal after just 15 months in office was clear: he made “very serious mistakes” […]