BEIJING – Officials and experts across the world have applauded the vision and ideas presented at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and expressed confidence in China’s contribution to world development.
In the wake of the 19th CPC National Congress in Beijing in October, more than 20 CPC delegations have visited about 40 countries in less than two months to explain the key decisions made at the congress and to exchange views with foreign audiences on China’s vision.
LONG-TERM VISION FOR CHINA, WORLD
In mid-December, Fan Ruiping, secretary of the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the CPC, during his visit to Mexico, gave local audience a detailed introduction to the CPC’s social, political and economic goals to ensure high-quality growth.
As examples of China’s economic vision, Fan said around 13 million jobs have been created annually in the past years. Also, China was advancing projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The guidelines established during the CPC congress, such as raising the quality of life of the Chinese, have shown China’s ability to set and follow ambitious goals, Mexican academics and politicians have said.
Something we value about China and which we must learn is its long-term vision, said Paul Ospital, president of the Institute of Political Development and Training of Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party.
The CPC’s plan reflected that the experiences China has acquired over its long history enable it to face difficulties, said Alberto Rodriguez, a philosophy professor at the National Polytechnic Institute.
At a seminar held in Athens, Greece on Dec. 14, Qu Qingshan, head of the Party History Research Center of the CPC Central Committee, gave a thorough presentation about the congress and the most important messages included in the report delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
The 19th CPC National Congress is not only a significant landmark in the history of China’s development, but has an important impact on development worldwide, said Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli in the opening remarks at the seminar.
Tassos Kourakis, deputy speaker of the Greek parliament, praised the strategic partnership between the two countries and underlined the significance Greece attaches to China’s roadmap to the future.
The discussion on China’s course to the future opens new horizons of thinking and new roads in general regarding mankind’s course to the future, Kourakis said.
It is important that China is setting goals and is implementing them and this can be also a model for other countries, George Tzogopoulos, a lecturer on international relations at Democritus University of Thrace in northern Greece, told Xinhua.
Within this framework and also the new normal is a target which is in the process of being achieved and it is attracting the interest of the West on how China is changing its growth model, he said.
At the same time, domestic problems such as the fight against corruption, the will of the Chinese government to better respect and protect the environment and also the will of President Xi Jinping to bring prosperity are at the epicenter of attention and today’s presentation highlighted that China is well implementing and achieving these goals, he added.
CHINESE EXPERIENCE TO HAVE POSITIVE IMPACT
Attending a lecture held in Panama City this month, Jose Luis Varela, president of the Panamenista Party of Panama, underscored the importance of China’s long-term planning and visionary outlook which have helped lift millions out of poverty.
All of the experiences they have presented are of great interest to us as a government and as a political party, he said.
Oyden Ortega, president of the Panamanian Association of Friendship with China, said some of the goals put forward at the CPC congress, such as protecting the environment, combating corruption and fighting poverty, are important for the entire world, and particularly for Panama.
Finland was also a stop on the CPC delegation’s roadmap. Li Shulei, deputy secretary of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, explained to a Finnish audience the key decisions made at the congress and the key assembly that is held every five years and assesses the current social reality and drafts plans for the future.
At a gathering of Finnish officials, business leaders and think tank members in Helsinki in December, Li explained how China is deepening its reform to improve the management system and attain better and more modern governance.
The more China opens up and the wealthier the Chinese get, the more opportunities there are for China and Finland to work together, Li said. One example of that was the boom of Chinese tourists in Finland in recent years.
Jyri Hakamies, director general of the Confederation of Finnish Industries, said economic cooperation between China and Finland was experiencing a historic high.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Song Xiuyan, a member of the CPC Central Committee, met representatives of Argentine political parties, academics and media during her visit.
The key contribution of the October congress, said Song, was updating the guidelines of the CPC with Xi’s thoughts and ideas on modern socialism and their application to the changing society.
Argentine officials and scholars said the outcome of the congress can have a positive impact not just on China, but also on the rest of the world.
Azerbaijani officials have also praised China’s proposals made at the CPC congress. The principles outlined at the congress coincide with Azerbaijan’s position while the direction of the Chinese economy has a global impact, said Siyavush Novruzov, a member of Azerbaijan’s parliament.
China has achieved great success in the fields of economy, politics and culture in the past five years, said Novruzov, also deputy executive secretary of the New Azerbaijan Party.
China’s domestic and foreign policies aim to provide decent living conditions for the Chinese people, as well as to build harmonious relations with the international community and to expand mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries, he said.