Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, November 16th, 2019

China Celebrates its Seven-Decade Development

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China Celebrates  its Seven-Decade Development

Since its establishment in 1949, People’s Republic of China has played a constructive role in regional and global peacekeeping issues and sought a peaceful development. China pursues bilateral friendly relations with the rest of the world and opens its door wider to reinforce commercial and cultural exchanges.
Marking the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China with a military parade in Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that China would stay on the path of peaceful development and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening-up. Xi said, “We will continue to work with people from all countries to push for jointly building a community with shared future for humanity.”
The colorful parade demonstrated not only China’s military muscle but also cultural diversity of all ethnic groups in China. Chinese citizens from many ethnic groups had participated in the parade showcasing their cultural tradition, which included local dresses, songs, music, dancing, etc.
Cultural diversity is one of the main features of China. People from different ethnic groups live a peaceful life in China and respect the rights and freedoms of one another. President Xi stated that people of all ethnic groups had made great achievements that amaze the world, over the past seven decades through concerted efforts and arduous struggle. Indeed, it was the great endeavor of Chinese ethnic groups and citizens who contributed to the China’s development.
Meanwhile, Chinese officials, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, have rendered great service to their nation. The footsteps of the devotion and dedication of the Chinese leaders are felt in every step of China’s development. If Chinese leaders did not struggle selflessly for their nation and country, China would not be the second largest economy or the largest trading nation in the world.
When the New China was founded in 1949, it was in ruins with severe shortage in daily necessities and factors of production and the market was on the brink of collapse. Facing such challenges, the commerce people explored how to build a socialist market and open up, which delivered a strong boost to the recovery and growth of the China’s economy. Chinese officials supported the establishment of points of sales at county and township levels by state-owned commercial institutions to facilitate the functioning of the distribution network and introduced a number of policies to promote the flow of goods between urban and rural areas, according to the China’s Ministry of Commerce. To cut the long story short, China is seeking to accomplish its poverty alleviation project in 2020 so that no one would live under poverty line even in the remote areas of China. China is moving so fast and its economic growth, especially after the reform and opening-up policy, seems a miracle. The great achievements of China only within the past seven decades have amazed the entire world.
To cement its commercial ties with the world, China is seeking global connectivity and unimpeded trade. After all, China has proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to promote commercial exchanges and people-to-people bond with the world. The BRI is believed to pave the ground for an open platform for all nations to contribute to the world’s economic progress in one way or another. It will also open a door for cultural exchanges.
China can be a role model for developing countries in terms of poverty alleviation and fast growth. The developing countries have to learn from China so that they could also mitigate the level of poverty and push for economic growth.
For countries which are involved in instability, respecting cultural diversity is one of the main lessons to be learnt from China. All citizens have to exercise both religious tolerance and cultural diversity and respect the diversity since a garden is beautiful with colorful flowers.
Overall, I have seen hope, confidence, and pride in the eyes of Chinese citizens who participated in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of their country. Hope flashed in their eyes and they beamed happily. President Xi said, “Right at this moment, Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation at home and abroad take pride in and give our best wishes to our great motherland with great joy.”

Hujjatullah Zia is the permanent writer of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan and freelance writer based in Kabul. He can be reached at zia_hujjat@yahoo.com

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