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China’s development over past 70 years lauded by global experts, diplomats

(People's Daily)    16:05, October 06, 2019

A reception in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was held at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing on Monday, September 30.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the reception and delivered an important speech.

Xi’s speech was highly praised by international experts and diplomats who remarked that the words of the Chinese President demonstrated the ambition of the Chinese government and people to realize the Chinese Dream, and also the country’s confidence and resolution to safeguard world peace.

Robert Kuhn, chairman of the Kuhn Foundation who was present at the Great Hall of the People and listened to Xi’s speech, noted that from Xi’s speech he felt China’s confidence for the future. He told People’s Daily that China’s poverty reduction was the most impressive achievement that China has accomplished since its founding, calling China’s poverty reduction practices a great legend in the history of human development.

Russian diplomat EvgenyAfanasiev who worked in China for 5 years paid great attention to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. He said that China has grown into a strong and rich country, and he felt happy for China’s rapid development.

The leadership of the CPC played a vital role in this process, the Russian diplomat noted, adding that it is the CPC that has led the Chinese people to solve the problems in development.

“President Xi’s speech at the reception was inspiring. It reviewed the achievements and contributions that China made in the past 70 years, and reiterated China’s principles and stand in both domestic affairs and diplomacy,” said Milos Balaban, executive secretary of the Czech-Chinese Center of the Charles University.

Balaban said that China is offering cooperation and development platforms for the world, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. “China has become an important force promoting world peace and development, and President Xi’s proposal to build a community with a shared future for mankind will exert profound impacts on the globe,” he added.

Citing President Xi’s remarks that “Absolute poverty, which has haunted the Chinese nation for thousands of years, will soon become a thing of the past,” Zamir Awan, deputy director of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Chinese Studies Center of Excellence, said China’s poverty alleviation is not only an outstanding achievement made by China during its 70 years of development, but also a huge contribution to human development.

“China’s development stories have set an example for global countries,” Awan said, adding that the Pakistani government has stressed for times to learn from China’s development experiences, especially those in poverty alleviation.

He said that China has paved a development path featuring peace. Especially since the proposal of the BRI, the country has been actively promoting common development with other countries, and has won respect from the world by its good intentions.

Chairman of Pondicherry IndiaChina Friendship Association Mrs. RadhaSrinivasagopalansaid that the CPC has led the Chinese people to create a development miracle over the past 70 years. Since the reform and opening-up, the country has lifted over 700 million Chinese out of poverty and set an example for the world. Anil noted that by firmly pursuing an independent foreign policy of peace and unswervingly following the path pf peaceful development, China has made huge contribution to the promotion of human progress and world peace.

Professor TsuyuguchiYōsuke from Teikyo University told People’s Daily that the glorious achievements made by the People’s Republic of China during the last 7 decades have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and largely improved people’s livelihood.

Upholding the banner of peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit, and unswervingly following the path of peaceful development and opening-up, China is receiving increasingly more respect from global countries in the international arena. It is working with global people to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

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