The Central Theoretical Council of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam was established on 22 October 1996 by a decision of the Central Committee,[1] and is responsible for conceiving and developing the party's Marxist theoretical standpoint.[2] It is responsible to the Politburo and the Secretariat in between sessions of the Central Committee and the party's National Congress.[2]

The 4th Central Theoretical Council was formed on 7 September 2016 and is currently headed by Politburo member Nguyễn Xuân Thắng.[2] It is composed of 44 members, mostly from academic circles or from the Central Propaganda Department.



  1. ^ "Central Theoretical Council marks its 20th anniversary". Voice of Vietnam. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Central Theoretical Council for 2016-2021 debuts". Nhân Dân. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.