National congress chance for world to appreciate CPC policies

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National congress chance for world to appreciate CPC policies President Xi Jinping

The Herald

Guo Shaochun Chinese Ambassador

“Our party has dedicated itself to achieving lasting greatness for the Chinese nation and committed itself to the noble cause of peace and development for humanity. Our responsibility is unmatched in importance, and our mission is glorious beyond compare,” said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, in the report to the 20th National Congress of the CPC held in October in Beijing.

By comprehending this congress, the international society will have a better understanding of CPC’s pursuit of the common good and universal harmony of the world.

The world, our times and history are changing in ways like never before. The historical trends of peace, development, co-operation, and mutual benefit are unstoppable.

The will of the people and the general trends of our day will eventually lead to a bright future for humanity.

But on the way to this bright future, unprecedented challenges for human society are also await. The hegemonic, high-handed, and bullying acts of using strength to intimidate the weak, taking from others by force and subterfuge, and playing zero-sum games are exerting grave harm.

The deficit in peace, development, security, and governance is growing. The world has once again reached a crossroads in history, and its future course will be decided by all the world’s peoples.

China has made a firm and clear choice, and will always be a builder of world peace, a defender of international order, and a contributor to global development.

Chinese modernisation will provide a new choice for mankind to realise this.

Over the past decade, China has pursued major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics on all fronts, promoting the building of a human community with a shared future, firmly upheld international fairness and justice, advocated efforts to practice true multilateralism, unequivocally opposed hegemonism and power politics, and unswervingly rejected unilateralism, protectionism and bullying practice.

China has worked actively to build a global network of partnerships and foster a new type of international relations.

China has demonstrated its sense of duty as a responsible major country, actively participating in the reform and development of the global governance system and engaging in all-around international co-operation in the fight against Covid-19.

All these efforts have won wide recognition from the international community.

Looking to the future, China will always be committed to its foreign policy goals of upholding world peace and promoting common development, and dedicated to supporting a human community with a shared future.

China respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, as well as the development paths and social systems independently chosen by all the world’s peoples.

China stands firmly against all forms of hegemonism and power politics, the Cold War mentality, interference in other countries’ internal affairs, and double standards. China has put forward the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and it stands ready to work with the international community to put these two initiatives into action.

China plays an active part in the reform and development of the global governance system.

It pursues a vision of global governance featuring shared growth through discussion and collaboration. China upholds true multilateralism, promotes greater democracy in international relations, and works to make global governance fairer and more equitable.

China is firm in safeguarding the international system with the United Nations at its core, the international order underpinned by international law, and the basic norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. It opposes all forms of unilateralism and the forming of blocs and exclusive groups targeted against particular countries.

Over the past decade, China’s GDP has grown from US$8.5 trillion to US$17.7 trillion to account for 18.5 percent of the world economy and maintained its position as the world’s second-largest economy.

According to the World Bank, China’s contribution to global economic growth in the past decade averaged 38.6 percent, outstripping that of the Group of Seven (G7) countries combined.

China has become the major trading partner to more than 140 countries and regions, ranking first in the world in terms of total trade, and leading the world in attracting foreign investment and outbound investment.

According to the latest data, China’s economy has made stable growth.

In the third quarter, China’s GDP grew by 3.9 percent, imports and exports of trade in goods increased by 11 percent, while investment in infrastructure and manufacturing increased by 8.6 percent and 10.1 percent respectively.

Between January and September 2022, China-Zimbabwe trade also went up 29.9 percent to US$1,743 billion, of which Zimbabwe exported US$943 million to China and imported US$800 million from China.

In view of the global economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a great achievement which is significant to maintain Zimbabwe’s economic vitality.

Looking to the future, China is committed to its fundamental national policy of opening to the outside world and pursues a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up.

It strives to create new opportunities for the world with its own development and to contribute its share to building an open global economy that delivers greater benefits to all peoples.

China adheres to the right course of economic globalisation. It strives to promote trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation, advance bilateral, regional, and multilateral co-operation, and boost international macroeconomic policy co-ordination.

It is committed to working with other countries to foster an international environment conducive to development and create new drivers for global growth. China opposes protectionism, the erection of “fences and barriers,” decoupling, disruption of industrial and supply chains, unilateral sanctions, and maximum-pressure tactics.

China is prepared to invest more resources in global development co-operation. It is committed to narrowing the North-South gap and supporting and assisting other developing countries, including Zimbabwe, in accelerating development.

Over the past decade, three major events of great immediate importance and profound historical significance were marked for the cause of the CPC and the Chinese people: we embraced the centenary of the CPC, we ushered in a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and we eradicated absolute poverty and finished building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, thus completing the First Centenary Goal.

These were historic feats; feats accomplished by the CPC and the Chinese people striving in unity; feats that will be forever recorded in the Chinese nation’s history, and that will profoundly influence the world.

The experience of China’s development shows that each country has the right and ability to find its own development path and social system suitable to its national realities and to realise its modernisation.

Looking to the future, the central task of the CPC will be to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in a concerted effort to realise the Second Centenary Goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernisation.

There is an essential difference between Chinese modernisation and that of the West.

Chinese modernisation is the transformation of a huge population, common prosperity for all, material and cultural-ethical advancement, harmony between humanity and nature and peaceful development.

The new path of Chinese modernisation has expanded the ways towards transformation for humanity, provided a brand-new choice for countries and nations in the world that wish to accelerate development while maintaining their independence, and is of significant reference to developing countries.

We are now living in an era of both challenges and hope. “When all countries pursue the cause of common good, we can live in harmony, engage in co-operation for mutual benefit and join hands to create a brighter future”, President Xi said during the meeting between Members of the standing committee of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee and Chinese and foreign journalists.

China will stand firmly on the right side of history and on the side of human progress on the new journey in the new era. The country is ready to work hand in hand with people across the world, including Zimbabwe, to create an even brighter future for humanity.

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