bizarre. sounds almost exactly like the nehruvian stalinist rule in india, including the very phrase 'commanding heights of the economy' mouthed so often by j nehru himself.
so it looks as though india, an alleged capitalistic democracy, and vietnam, a self-confessed communist dictatorship, have just about the same characteristics, right down to the corruption.
and you wonder why some observers claim that india is an authoritarian leftist dictatorship cloaked in 'democracy'
and see how the economist is perfectly happy that vietnam is a leftist dictatorship, so long as there are avenues for white people to make money. so much for all their hot air about 'liberal, democratic' values.