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The New Era: New Expectation by the World

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Author: | Source:People.com October 24, 2017

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With the convening of the 19th National Congress of the CPC, over 600 foreign country leaders, political parties and organizations expressed their warm congratulations, more than 1000 foreign journalists from over 130 countries and regions came to the front line for interview, and experts and scholars of all countries paid close attention and devoted themselves to the study of it. This golden autumn, the world witnessed this grand conference in China, with the general view that it is an important event in the world this year.  

 “This congress will be remembered by history, because it marks a great moment in the history of the Communist Party of China, and fundamentally, also an important moment in the history of this country.” 

 “This blueprint drawn by this congress will not only change China, but also make the world more beautiful.” 

 “We believe that, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, China will continue to provide the world with grand Chinese solution on the basis of the previous achievements.” 

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Messages all over the world tell the world significance of the 19th National Congress of the CPC from different point of view.  

To the people all over the world, Chinese concept, Chinese intelligence, Chinese solution and Chinese opportunities are all contributions from China to the world as it is daily approaching the center of the world stage. The new era, new ideas, new mission and new journey, China will become closer to the rest of the world. The Chinese stories provide lessons for other countries in the world in seeking development, and make contributions to countries in their joint development.  

I 

In interpreting the 19th National Congress of the CPC, the world has exquisitely seized the guide to action Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. In the new era, what kind of socialism with Chinese characteristics will be upheld and developed, and how to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics? Now the world gets the answer, and sees that the Communist Party of China has further deepened the cognition of the governing law by the Communist Party, the law of socialist construction and the law of the development of human society.  

The Chinese thought has triggered daily increasing resonance in the world. The global popularity of Xi Jinping The Governance of China is sufficient to illustrate this point. By September this year, the book had been published in 24 versions and 21 languages, with 6.42 million copies sold in more than 160 countries and regions all over the world. During the APEC leaders' meeting in Beijing, guests and journalists from various countries competed to get the book, making it hard to meet the demand. Foreign dignitaries attended the first issue ceremony and seminars in person, giving full praises. The book is now on the desks of many foreign dignitaries and business elites.  

The 19th National Congress of the CPC summed up the governance practice of the Communist Party of China in the past 5 years, and put forth the Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, giving powerful vigor to the scientific socialism. The flying high great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics demonstrates to the world that socialism still has booming vitality after 500 years of development. Perry, Chairman of the 48-Group Club expressed the feeling of many people – Xi Jinping is good at drawing experience from China's long history and profound culture, and good at combining Marxism with Chinese reality, opening up the new situation in socialism with Chinese characteristics.  

Since the 18th CPC national congress, China has made historic achievements. China's economy has maintained medium-high speed growth, with its GDP growing from 54 trillion yuan to 80 trillion yuan, steadily ranking at the second place in the world, with its contribution to world economic growth over 30%, ranking at the first in the world. More than 60 million poor people have been lifted out of poverty, and the incidence of poverty has fallen from 10.2% to under 4%...... The deep reasons behind these great achievements are the strong leadership of a party that is constantly improving with the Times, constantly innovating and improving its ability to govern. Just as delegate Chen Jian, CPC Committee secretary and principal of Guizhou University said, the democratic centralism of the Communist Party of China is a reasonable and efficient system, it not only embodies pooling wisdom of the masses and ensures that the people are the masters of the country, but also emphasizes concentrating resources to accomplish great undertakings, demonstrating a high degree of organization, mobilization, decision-making ability and strong execution ability, and reflecting great institutional advantages. Delegate Jiang Fengyi, a standing member of the CPC Committee and vice principal of Nanchang University, and having been long engaged in the research of semiconductor material and light-emitting devices, talked about his deep feeling that, China's remarkable achievements in the field of science and technology innovation in recent years are all attributable to the institutional advantages of concentrating resources to accomplish great undertakings.  

The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and also the greatest strength of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics. In the past five years, the international public opinion deeply memorized three rather image-looking phrases: “catching tigers”, “patting flies” and “hunting foxes”. Through these three phrases, people see the prominent effect of running the Party with strict discipline and the extraordinary courage of the Communist Party of China to make self-purification, self-perfection, self-renovation and self-improvement.  

 “A powerful Party is the political mainstay for governance of China, and provides a good platform for China to solve problems in development.” Commented by Zheng Yongnian, director of East Asia Research Institute of the University of Singapore.  

II 

As the socialism with Chinese characteristics has come to a new era, China has got daily increasing rallying power on the international stage.  

In September 2016, the Institute for South-South Cooperation and Development was established in Peking University. In the campus, there are both students from developed countries in Europe and America and those from developing countries, all of them are eager to know the development of China, and what links them together is China with its daily growing comprehensive national strength. Delegate Hao Ping, CPC Committee secretary of Peking University said with deep feeling: “China has not only proved to the world that it can independently build socialism with Chinese characteristics, and achieve the goal of building it into a modernized socialist power, but also set an example in opening a road to the modernization conforming to the conditions in developing countries.” Kovollar O’Moller, special assistant to the office of the Vice President of Nigeria, is among the first session of students of the Institute for South-South Cooperation and Development. He said from the bottom of his heart: “I’ve learned a lot from Chinese experience. My study in China will help me make active contribution to the economic development in Nigeria.” 

One successful story after another on the road of China has contributed to the world the “secret of success” in running a country and the ideas of development. Robert Hikimush Sitanki, a congressman of the house of representatives of Kenya, says that political parties in Africa should take the Communist Party of China as an example, to lead their countries onto a path that suits them. Vinogradov, director of the Political Research and Prediction Center of Russian Academy of Sciences Far East Research Institute, believes that the success practice of the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics has expanded the approaches of developing countries towards modernization.  

The bright future of China also inspires and gives confidence to other developing countries. Focusing on the timetable and roadmap presented in the report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC, people can see the picture of China completing the building of a well-off society in an all-round way and achieving the first centenary goal in 2020, look forward to China basically realizing socialist modernization by 2035, and expect the prospect of building China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful by the middle of the century.  

The faster China develops and becomes prosperous, the more opportunities the world can obtain. China is already the world No. 1 cargo trade country, with direct outbound investment of 170 billion USD and outbound tourists over 120 million person-trips in 2016. In the next five years, China will import commodities of 8 trillion USD, absorb foreign investment of 600 billion USD, the total amount of outbound investment of China will reach 750 billion USD, and outbound tourism will reach 700 million person-trips, bringing more development opportunities for the countries all over the world.  

The report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC reiterated that China will adhere to the basic policy of opening to the outside world, and emphasized that “China will not close its door to the world; we will only become more and more open”. According to delegate Yao Hongzhou, deputy director and Party branch secretary of the Technical Department of Chongqing CRRC Rolling Stock Co., Ltd., enterprises are the main players of opening-up, the promotor and more importantly the beneficiary of opening-up, and opening-up can bring progress.  

 “China is the main motive force in the global economic growth, and all countries in the world are full of expectation to China.” Commented by Igor Schuwalow, the first vice premier of Russia.  

III 

 “The role of a stable and prosperous China to the world has never been so important as it is today.” These words of Cree Brown, dean of China Research Institute of the King College in London, UK represent a voice in the world.  

In view of the world, peace deficit, development deficit and governance deficit have become a serious challenge to the whole mankind. What has happened to the world, and what should we do? This is a question to be considered by the whole mankind. “The world is so big with so many problems, the international society is looking forward to the voice of China and Chinese solution, so China cannot be absent.” This is the commitment made by as well as the practice of China.  

In the whole world, there are over 800 million people still living in poverty, and it is a difficult issue in the world how to help these people get rid of poverty as early as possible. In November 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping put forth the concept of targeted poverty alleviation the first time at Shibadong Village in Hunan Province, pointing out the way to win the decisive battle to eliminate poverty. The report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC affirmed the achievements of targeted poverty alleviation in China in the past years, and clearly stated that we will mobilize the whole Party, the whole country and the whole society to continue our efforts in targeted poverty alleviation and elimination.  

The report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC made a new judgment on the achievement of poverty alleviation. Winning the decisive battle against poverty alleviation and establishing a modern poverty governance system is also an important part of the Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.” Huang Chengwei, director of National Poverty Relief Publicity and Education Center of the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council, and a research fellow indicated that, the Communist Party of China put poverty reduction at an important position in governing the country, setting an example in the global cause of poverty reduction with great courage and undertaking. Kim Francis Cunard, deputy director of the South-South Cooperation Bureau of Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, believes that China's first elimination of extreme poverty by 2020 will make China a world leader in poverty reduction.  

Man and nature are a community of life, and it is clearly pointed out in the report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC to “speed up reform of the system for developing an ecological civilization, and build a beautiful China”. The Communist Party of China has raised the development of an ecological civilization to the level of human civilization, and put forth that we should firmly establish the outlook of socialist ecological civilization. Delegate Zhou Zhongming, CPC Committee secretary of Chengde City, Hebei Province, is of the same view: “Attaching importance to developing ecological civilization, speeding up industrial transition and upgrading and realizing green development has become a common view of CPC committees and governments at all levels.” In the view of Peter Nolan, director of Development Research Center of Cambridge University, UK, China has not only found the way for its own development, but also a way for global sustainable development.  

Since the 18th National Congress, the CPC Central Committee has profoundly thought and seen through clearly the future and destiny of the mankind and the development trend of China and the world, and the important concept and practice to promote the construction of new international relations and building a community with a shared future for mankind has been widely accepted by the international society. In March, 2017, the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind was incorporated into a resolution of the UN Security Council the first time. Thomson, chairman of the 71st UN General Assembly, said that building a community with a shared future for mankind is “the only future of the mankind on this planet”.  

Gautam, secretary-general of the China Research Center of Nepal, said that the idea of building a community with shared future for mankind, proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping, has become the basis of civilization for the common prosperity of the world. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the realization of peaceful rising of China will be a major contribution to the world peace, security, justice and development.  

“We call on the people of all countries to work together to build a community with a shared future for mankind, to build an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity.” The report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC made the proposal to the world, demonstrating a spirit of high degree of responsibility for the shared future for the mankind.  

BBC reported that, the 19th National Congress of the CPC is a conference called “in front of the map of the world” — China is becoming a “new server” in the global market network, and the Communist Party of China, planning the maintenance of world peace and promoting joint development “in front of the map of the world”, will provide new wisdom and solution for the future of world economy.  

A new look is taking on in the interaction of China with the rest of the world. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese concept, wisdom, solution and practice will demonstrate greater influence, charisma and shaping force on the international stage, and play a greater role in the tide of human civilization and progress and peaceful development.  


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