In the afternoon of January 20, 2016, the VEPR’s Chinese Economic Studies Program (VCES), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) organized the Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.10 titled “Some initial assessment on China recent military reform”.
Speaker of Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No.10 is Dr. Tran Viet Thai – Deputy director of Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam.
Participants were experts, leading scholars and researchers in the fields of economics, politics, and diplomacy from many prestigious research institutions, lecturers and students from universities, and reporters from media agencies, etc.
In the beginning, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chu Duc Dung – President of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) and Dr. Pham Sy Thanh, Director of VEPR’s Chinese Economy Studies Program gave the opening remarks. Seminar on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research No. 10 is in the series of seminars on Chinese Economic and Strategic Research, which is organized bimonthly with the purpose of opening a forum for international and national researchers to present their research findings, and creating a network for academic exchanges regarding diplomatic, security, social and political issues in relations with China. This seminar is the third product of cooperation between VEPR and IWEP, which marked the improvement of the relationships between two institutes.
Next, Dr. Tran Viet Thai – speaker of the seminar present his research with the following main contents: (1) Overview of the People’s Liberation Army since the 18th National Congress;
(2) Phase 1 laid the foundation and remove obstacles;
(3) Phase 2 started substantive reforms with 7 following contents as
(i) Restructuring the Central Military Commission;
(ii) Restructuring 7 military regions and found 5 Commands;
(iii) Gradually reforming the methods of warfare;
(iv) Strengthening the command structure, the Central Military Commission of intelligence;
(v) Reforming the management system in the military personnel;
(vi) Enhancing the military training and discipline inspection;
(vii) Promoting technological innovation …;
(4) Some initial assessment (and the impacts on Viet Nam)
Discussion was very exciting with the conversations of many eminent experts and scholars.
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