Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Chánh

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Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Chánh (born 12 February 1942), a member of Vietnam's Nguyễn Dynasty, was born in Huế, Vietnam.

Education[edit]

Bửu Chánh attended the National High School at Huế, before earning a B.A. degree in literature at Hue University. He then attended Da Lat University, where he obtained a master's degrees in Political Science and Business Administration.

From 1982 to 1984, he attended Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, United States where he graduated obtaining a B.S. in Information Science.

Government in South Vietnam[edit]

He then worked as assistant to Colonel Nguyen Be at the Ministry of Rural Revolutionary Development, Chi Linh – Vũng Tàu Center, for the Republic of Vietnam.

From 1971 to 1973, he was General Director of the 4th Tactic Zone at the Ministry of Economy in Saigon and until 1975, was Assistant General Director of the Vissan Company in the Ministry of Industry, Saigon.

In exile[edit]

After 1975, when North Vietnamese troops conquered the South, Bửu Chánh, his wife Phan Lien and their children went into hiding and eventually escaped communist Vietnam into exile, moving to the United States of America.

Politics[edit]

He is the founder of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, former President of the Southeast Asia Imperial & Royal League and former Vice-Chairman of The British Committee for Free Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Burma.

Bửu Chánh is an advocate of the restoration of a Constitutional Monarchy in Vietnam. He believes that if the people of Vietnam have the opportunity to vote for such a system of government, they would choose it.

Power struggle of the Nguyen Dynasty[edit]

The late Crown Prince Bảo Long denied the validity of Bửu Chánh's claims to be "regent" of the Nguyễn Dynasty, or to represent the Imperial House in any way whatsoever.

Bửu Chánh states on his website "Please note, that on the express wishes of their late father, Emperor Bao Dai, both brothers were forbidden to take part in any form of politics and this included Vietnamese Orders of Chivalry", but has not provided any documentation to show proof.[1]

Upon the death of Crown Prince Bao Long, his younger brother HIH Prince Bao Thang became the legitimate Head of the Nguyen Dynasty and heir to the throne.

Quotes[edit]

  • "When we are not devoted to serve the People, we cannot have the right to ask for the favors from the nation."[2]

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