Let’s take a look at the new interns’ article: Vision for Vietnam, as partial fulfillment of their English proficiency course.
VISION FOR VIETNAM
Max: To develop an independent and free society in Vietnam, we need democracy. People must be empowered with their rights and should be responsible in ensuring that the government will implement appropriate social welfare policies.
Only when we understand our rights, we will live in full democratic environment which will help our country grow. People need to raise awareness by learning, participating in social movements, paying attention to the interests of other classes, and by supporting appropriate policies which should benefit everyone, not just the select few.
The Vietnamese society should be more transparent when working with public authorities. The government must take care of the people’s social life and be transparent about financial resource management; it needs to have a strict monitoring and inspection mechanism to avoid the misuse of taxpayer’s money. Civil servants must fulfill their roles and responsibilities, that is: to serve the people. They should not gratuitously persecute and force people to do things that are not in accordance with the regulations of the law.
Associations need to operate independently, to play a crucial role in the government, and to serve the mass.
Finally, the government should improve the quality of life, especially in the education and health sectors. There should be no bureaucracy and corruption, always ensuring that these two areas are clean.
Peter: The most important issue of Viet Nam is the political system which has to be changed by the people. The wrong political system has led my country to the chasm of poverty, so the people need a new political system which will optimize our economic plan and can make Viet Nam wealthy.
I see that in next 10 years, the communist party would collapse and my country would have democratic system setup, in which the people will be able to choose a better government by election. Democracy will benefit the people in my country, for it can have precise rights which will be written in the constitution, and we can really govern our country.
When we have this new government, the people can rebuild from post communism crisis. I firmly believe that in 30 years, my country will develop much. However, we have to opt for an appropriate way to go like Capitalism and avoid Social Democracy system. When we have this form of government, economic freedom will be open to all, allowing people the right to own properties and to use them to build more localized businesses, which in turn, will prosper the country.
I surely believe that we will have a better education system as well, one that would help figure out and develop people’s own talent and produce morally sound citizens. The economy will be prosperous so that everyone will have equal opportunities to work and build their own businesses. Unemployment rate will be at its lowest and almost everyone will have a job to support their life. The quality of life of the people, either in an urban area or rural area, will be high, and malnourishment will be a thing of the past. Improved social services will meet people’s needs quickly, and the Government will make sure that safety will be provided for the people in our country.
Clark: Vietnam’s future will be a crossroad of Eastern and Western cultures, which will harmonize the ideology and advances in science and technology of the rest of the world. Vietnam will develop a balance between the material and the spiritual, it will have a sustainable economic development along with guaranteed living environment, and it’s natural values will be increasingly diverse and rich.
Vietnam must concentrate and actively develop “Knowledge – Based Economy” to become the center of economic trade to the world. Vietnam will provide the international market a wide range of products, raw materials, and services that they need.
Full version: Vision for Vietnam PDF file