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Centenary celebrations of CPC

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Since founding a century ago, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has unwaveringly led the Chinese people towards the dream of national resurrection. Few countries in the world have a past connected with one of the great civilizations of history, but only the Chinese civilization can be proud of having more than 4,000 years of continuity. Few countries in Asia and Africa that were under the domination of European imperialism managed to regain their status as a great power in the past. China is among these few. Few countries have secured to overcome scientific and technological backwardness and match the world’s greatest powers. In 1949, after 100 years of disgrace, only about 20 percent of the population in China was literate and it had only a few thousand scientists. China is the only country with the most people having training in engineering, mathematics, and science & information technology. This achievement has enabled the country to become the second-largest economy and the largest exporter and importer in the world. It is going to supersede soon theUnited States in economic development.China, in 2020, was the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It has developed the leading 5G technology and holds the patents in artificial intelligence.It also leads the high-speed train sector, building in 10 years a network that surpasses the sum of all other countries’ lines.Few countries that have suffered from domination and colonialism have managed to organize to erase severe poverty. Hunger is an open pain in most developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. But in 2020, China managed to remove hunger and utter poverty after about 40 years of reform.
Millions of people have died of COVID-19. Many developed countries have suffered a maximum drop in their GDP because of the pandemic and still face lockdowns that continue to disturb the economy. China, the first country to be hit hard by the virus, has managed to largely curb the cases of infection, has a pathetic death rate per million and has reorganized its economy, being the only G20 country to grow last year. It has developed vaccines that are helping dozens of countries in the world to overcome the pandemic, mainly Brazil, where out of every 10 vaccines applied, nine are from China. While national selfishness is on the rise worldwide, China has become the primary supplier of inputs and vaccines to control the coronavirus.China’s successis due to the determination and courage of the Chinese people and the organizational capacity of the Communist Party of China.
The CPC is heir to the indignation of the Chinese youth that manifested in May 1919, when they criticizedthe Treaty of Versailles, which granted former German protectorates in the country to the Japanese. Revolutionary consciousness accelerated with the creation of the CPC in July 1921, when Marxist ideas and the Russian Revolution’s success excited the struggle against imperialism, factionalism and corruption that had feebled the country. The great victory obtained on October 1, 1949, was achieved after much struggle and perseverance, not only against reactionary nationalists but against Japanese militarist colonalism. The consolidation of the People’s Republic of China and the country’s stabilization were achieved with great difficulty, including a costly war in the Korean Peninsula between 1950 and 1953. Also, due to an ongoing search for a Chinese way to socialism, which differed from that of the Soviet Union, the leadership of the CPC incurred mistakes, such as the “great leap forward” (1958-60) and the “cultural revolution” (1966-76), but which served as a beneficial experience for the later phasein 1978, when the reform and opening-up period began.
Under Deng’s leadership, the country shifted its attention as the “fundamental contradiction” was no longer the class struggle but the fight against backwardness and poverty. This new approach contributed strongly to the stability of the country and the CPC, despite some obstacles. The Deng era enabled China’s reunification into the world economy, reintroduced the market economy, and generalized “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. The following generation of leaders, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, persevered on Deng’s path, strengthening the economy and laying the foundations for the continuous improvement of the Chinese people’s prosperity. The successes resulting from China’s rapid growth have brought new contradictions, which are currently being addressed by President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
Since 2013, new challenges have arisen such as promoting a new-type of urbanization, the improvement of living standards in rural areas; the widening of income disparities; the negative impacts of industrialization on the environment; the limitations of the middle-income trap; the crisis of multilateralism; the emergence of nationalism at the global level; the pressures from Taiwan separatists; the trade war initiated by the United States; and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. All these issues are complex topics, but with the experience acquired by the millions of officials and leaders of the CPC and the strong support of all Chinese people, all these problems can be overcome and China will achieve its goal of being a socialist and fully developed nation in 2049.China is assisting countries to accelerate their economic and social development activities through the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt and Road Initiative.Continuing to fulfill that aspiration will enable the CPC to achieve its goal of building a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.
The Pakistan-China diplomatic relations were established 70 years ago and with the passage of time, the friendship between the two countries has flourished in the hearts of the peoples of both countries.Experts and the general public believe that the deep-rooted friendship is growing day by day and every coming generation cherishes the friendship even more than the previous one. Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the friendship between the two countries a unique example in the world, which is more than just diplomatic ties and rests in the hearts of the Pakistani people despite cultural and language differences. On May 21, 1951, China and Pakistan established diplomatic ties. Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognize new China and the first Islamic country to enter into diplomatic relations with China. The relationship was based on the strong love and affection of the people of the two countries for each other.The people-to-people relationship started flourishing in the 1960s and 1970s when a large number of delegations from both countries started visiting each other every year. After start of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in 2013, the investment level of Chinese companies and banks increased in Pakistan, and Chinese people started coming to Pakistan for infrastructural development which also gave a lot of employment and business opportunities to local people.CPEC has become a household name in Pakistan after CPEC projects addressed the electricity crisis of Pakistan. For Pakistani students who are studying in China, they are acting as ambassadors of both countries as during their stay in China they represent Pakistan and after coming back they represent China. Cooperation is in the fields of agriculture, trade, finance, education, science & technology, and people-to-people or cultural exchanges is strengthening and growing day by day.