Would Police chief To Lam let Beijing to relieve Top legislator Vuong Dinh Hue?

According to observers, during and after National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s visit to Beijing, To Lam’s Ministry of Public Security resolutely expands investigation against the Nghe An faction, with the motto “arrest and arrest again” to force the top legislator to retire.

However, according to knowledgeable people, Hue and the Nghe An faction did not surrender but trying to buy time, waiting for the Beijing to intervene. Specifically, according to knowledgeable people, Hue Vuong faked illness and received emergency treatment at Central Military Hospital 108, hoping that Beijing would exert force to force Hanoi’s leadership and Minister To Lam to change their views. points regarding the handling Hue.

Voice of Vietnam VOV announced on April 19 that “Minister To Lam receives Minister of Justice of China.” The news said that on the afternoon of April 19, General To Lam – Member of the Politburo, Minister of Public Security, held talks with He Rong – Member of the Party Central Committee, Minister of Justice of China.

Meanwhile, on the same day, the Communist Party of Vietnam electronic newspaper solemnly published on the front page the news “Head of the Central Committee’s Internal Affairs Commission Phan Dinh Trac received Chinese Minister of Justice He Rong Vinh.” The news said, Trac welcomed the visit of the Chinese Ministry of Justice delegation to Vietnam, with the goal of promptly concretizing the common understanding between the two General Secretaries of the two Parties, in the Vietnam-China Joint Statement in 2022 and 2023.

Notably, on social networks there are comments that Chinese Minister of Justice He Rong came to Vietnam and was welcomed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. But the news about Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long welcoming and working with his counterpart was reported very faintly by the state-controlled media.

On social networks and Vietnamese political forums, according to observers, there is talk about the turmoil in Vietnamese politics recently, with many signs showing confusion and instability that can explode at any time, and the level of crisis is increasingly serious.

After Vo Van Thuong was suddenly deposed, speculation arose that National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue would be the next second to be beheaded. That is also the reason why public opinion believes that Chinese Minister of Justice He Rong came to Vietnam this time, with a mission of settlement, reconciliation or something else that is still unclear.

That is also the reason why, before Hue’s recent long official visit to China, many opinions asserted that he visited the Beijing’s leadership to ask for intervention. His trip was similar to former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung’s visit to Beijing in 2015 before the 12th National Congress, which overturned the entire fierce power struggle  between two leading political opponents, then Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

The fact that Beijing only sent a female Minister of Justice to visit Vietnam during the current tense time clearly shows that it is determined to support Hue to sit as General Secretary, when competing with the Minister To Lam police at this time are only 50/50. China’s leadership has not yet decided who to vote for, or which side to choose.

What has just been mentioned proves that the Communist Party of Vietnam has always been directly influenced by Beijing in matters of high-level personnel. In the succession of the General Secretary position in the upcoming 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Chinese leadership certainly plays a decisive role.

For a long time, Beijing has been preparing a plan to replace General Secretary Trong with a figure who is more pro-China, and even has a more “bloody” hand in maintaining the “police rule” authoritarian of the Vietnamese government, is real.

As a reminder, not long ago, there was leaked news that Xi Jinping and Beijing had a plan to appoint Minister of Public Security To Lam to be General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam at the 14th National Congress.

However, there are many opinions that still affirm that, after Hue’s trip to ask for help from Beijing, it is possible that China will give up the idea of helping To Lam become General Secretary.

Let’s wait and see./.


Tra My – Thoibao.de