Par­ties around the globe hail CPC meet­ing

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By LI XIAOKUN lix­i­aokun@chi­nadaily.com.cn

As of Mon­day, the Com­mu­nist Party of China had re­ceived more than 1,340 con­grat­u­la­tory tele­grams and let­ters from more than 450 major po­lit­i­cal par­ties in 165 coun­tries on the oc­ca­sion of the 19th CPC National Con­gress, a se­nior Party of­fi­cial said on Wed­nes­day.

Guo Yezhou, deputy head of the CPC In­ter­na­tional Depart­ment, made the re­marks at a fo­rum the depart­ment held for se­nior diplo­mats and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions to in­form them of the high­lights of the meet­ing.

The brief­ing at­tracted more than 260 se­nior diplo­mats from more than 150 coun­tries, in­clud­ing more than 90 am­bas­sadors and charges d’af­faires, as well as more than 140 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, for­eign cham­bers of com­merce and transna­tional com­pa­nies.

Guo said “after 2020, we will use 15 years, namely 2021 to 2035, to ba­si­cally re­al­ize so­cial­ist mod­ern­iza­tion. That will be 15 years ear­lier than our orig­i­nal tar­get of 2050”.

“We will use the 15 years saved, namely 2036 to 2050, to build our coun­try into a mod­ern and strong so­cial­ist coun­try that is pros­per­ous, demo­cratic, civ­i­lized, har­mo­nious and beau­ti­ful.”

“You are based in China and must know that the CPC is good at two things — to make a long-term strate­gic plan, and to strive for the tar­get gen­er­a­tion after gen­er­a­tion un­til fi­nally re­al­iz­ing it.”

“We hope that the path of so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics will pro­vide a ref­er­ence for other de­vel­op­ing coun­tries that are on the path to­ward mod­ern­iza­tion. We wish to of­fer more choices for coun­tries and na­tions that want to ac­cel­er­ate de­vel­op­ment and at the same time keep in­de­pen­dent,” he said.

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We hope that the path of so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics will pro­vide a ref­er­ence for other de­vel­op­ing coun­tries that are on the path to­ward mod­ern­iza­tion.”

mem­ber of the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Com­mu­nist Party, said since the 18th CPC National Con­gress, which was held in 2012, he had been deeply im­pressed by the con­struc­tion of the CPC, in­clud­ing anti-cor­rup­tion ef­forts and strict Party gov­er­nance. “It was mar­velous!” he said. “And there are two things in the re­port to the 19th CPC National Con­gress that im­pressed me most — one is the change of China’s ‘prin­ci­pal con­tra­dic­tion’, and the other is the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive. ... The ini­tia­tive has be­come an in­ter­na­tional move, which I be­lieve is a very good chance for Europe, in­clud­ing Italy.”

Paul Chikawa, Zim­babwe’s am­bas­sador to China, said he cast special at­ten­tion on Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era, which was en­shrined in the Party’s Con­sti­tu­tion at the con­gress.

“Ac­cord­ing to my un­der­stand­ing, what Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping is telling us is that de­vel­op­ment is evo­lu­tion­ary. If yes­ter­day was good, to­day must be bet­ter, and then to­mor­row must be best.”

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