WBEZ | Edmund Malesky http://www.wbez.org/tags/edmund-malesky Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Vietnam's society and economy is at a crossroads http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-09/vietnams-society-and-economy-crossroads-82048 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Tan Dung.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In contrast to much of the developed world, Vietnam&rsquo;s economy grows at seven percent a year. But those numbers weren&rsquo;t cause for celebration at the Communist Party&rsquo;s five-year Congress, when the nation&rsquo;s one-party system chose its new leaders. On the contrary, the leadership apologized for &ldquo;failing to meet the expectations&rdquo; of the public and members of the Communist party. &nbsp;<a href="http://irps.ucsd.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/edmund-malesky.htm" target="_blank">Edmund Malesky</a>, a political scientist at the University of California-San Diego&rsquo;s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, tells us why Vietnam is at a political and economic crossroads.</p></p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-09/vietnams-society-and-economy-crossroads-82048