Manh, Nong Duc

Manh, Nong Duc

Manh, Nong Duc, 1940-, Vietnamese political leader. A member of the Tay minority and a forestry worker, Manh joined the Communist party in 1963 and studied forestry in Hanoi (1958-61) and Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, 1966-71). In the early 1970s he headed the Bac Kan prov. forestry service and concurrently began his rise in the party, studying in its school (1974-76) and holding provincial party offices (1976-89). He became a member of the national party's central committee in 1989 and chairman of Vietnam's National Assembly in 1992. In 2001 he became general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist party. Relatively moderate, Manh has advocated doi moi, the process of reform leading to economic growth, and has pledged to fight corruption and speed economic liberalization. He also is an unswerving party loyalist adamantly opposed to political dissent.

It is usually the first day of the Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar (in the period AD 1900 to AD 2099).

The terms September 11th, 11th September, 11 September, and 9/11 (pronounced "Nine-eleven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in the United States of America.

In other places of the world the media also use it as shorthand for other events; for example, the September 11, 1973 Coup d'État in Chile is referred to as "El 11 de Septiembre" or "El once" ("September 11" or "The eleventh" in Spanish) as shorthand for the Coup events; September 11 is also Enkutatash or New Year's Day in the Ethiopian calendar.




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