Indian Media Published Special Page on Celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China
2022-10-01 11:47

On October 1st, 2022, Indian mainstream media The Indian Express and Financial Express published special page on celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The special page contained Chinese Ambassador H.E. Sun Weidong's National Day Message, China's achievements, actions and contributions in this year.

Ⅰ. Ambassador's Message

The year 2022 is a truly remarkable one for the Chinese people. This October, the Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene its 20th National Congress in Beijing. It will be an important meeting to be held at a critical time. At this national congress, the CPC will fully review the major achievements and valuable experiences. It will also formulate programs of action and overarching policies to meet China’s new development goals on the new journey ahead and the new expectations of the people.

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, under the leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people have marched forward successfully on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and achieved the tremendous transformation from standing up and growing prosperous to becoming strong. Since the 18th National Congress, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has led the Chinese people in realizing the First Centenary Goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Now we are embarking on the new journey toward the Second Centenary Goal of building China into a modern socialist country in all respects.

During the past decade, China’s economic strength leaped to new heights. The average annual growth rate of China's economy has reached 6.5%. China’s average contribution to global economic growth exceeded 30%. China opens its door even wider to the outside world. China’s development has brought more opportunities to the world.

China has made outstanding achievements in the development of political civilization. We actively developed whole-process people’s democracy. People have participated in the management of state affairs covering all aspects of the democratic process and all sectors of society. Autonomous regions such as Xinjiang and Xizang are experiencing the most auspicious period of development. We have given top priority to safeguarding the people’s rights to subsistence and development, ensured human rights enjoyed by all people on an equal basis, and worked to promote human rights in all areas.

China has continuously improved its people’s lives. China has scored a complete victory in its fight against absolute poverty. Nearly 100 million people in rural areas were lifted out of poverty defined by the existing standard. In the face of COVID-19 pandemic, we have spared no effort to prevent both inbound cases and domestic resurgence, and adhered to dynamic zero-COVID policy. Our efforts have protected the lives and health of 1.4 billion Chinese people to the greatest possible extent.

We have firmly upheld China's sovereignty, security and development interests. We have taken steps to ensure law-based governance in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. The two special administrative regions have maintained prosperity and stability. The practice of “one country, two systems” has achieved a globally-recognized success. We resolutely advance the process of peaceful reunification of China, foil the attempts made by the external and separatist forces seeking “Taiwan independence”.

China has been pushing forward to build a community with a shared future for mankind. Faced with changes unseen in a century, China is committed to a new approach to developing state-to-state relations with communication, not confrontation, and with partnership, not alliance. We expanded friends all over the world, achieved solid and significant outcomes in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. China firmly upholds the UN-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law, upholds true multilateralism. China stays actively engaged in reforming the global governance system, and deeply participates in international cooperation, injecting more stability and positive energy into a world of fast change and uncertainty.

To solve the deficits of peace, development, trust and governance faced by the international community, President Xi Jinping has proposed Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative. China is carrying out the two Initiatives with concrete actions. Not long ago, President Xi Jinping attended the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Samarkand and put forward important propositions, which show the path for and inject great impetus to the future development of the SCO.

China and India are ancient oriental civilizations living side by side for thousands of years, and the only two major developing countries in the world with a population of more than one billion. We are major emerging economies with broad prospects. We share the tradition of upholding independence, and have jointly advocated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which has become the basic norms guiding the bilateral and international relations. Our two countries’ common interests far outweigh differences.

This year, China-India relations have made new progress and shown positive momentum. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to President Droupadi Murmu on her inauguration. Both of our leaders attended the BRICS and SCO Summits. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a working visit to India, and the two foreign ministers exchanged in-depth views on improving bilateral relations several times. The border situation has been overall stable, and both sides have maintained communications and consultations via diplomatic and military channels. We have been optimizing the visa application process for Indian citizens to travel to China and facilitating the people-to-people exchanges.

In the days to come, we should maintain the recovery momentum of bilateral relations, look forward and move ahead, so as to promote China-India relations back to the right track and ensure steady development. We should promote mutual understanding and trust, stick to the important consensus between our leaders, treat each other as partners and development opportunities instead of rivals or threats. We should explore more convergence of interests in development, promote win-win cooperation and help each other succeed. We should properly handle differences and sensitive issues. We should strengthen coordination and collaboration in regional and international affairs, jointly safeguard the common interests of the developing countries, and work in solidarity with other Asian countries to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

China-India relations not only have significance for the two countries, but also great bearing on the region and the world. We should jointly work for the well-being of the 2.8 billion people and forge a new path for the neighboring countries to coexist in peace and harmony and develop hand in hand.

Ⅱ. Achievements, Actions and Contributions

On June 24, President Xi Jinping chaired the High-level Dialogue on Global Development and delivered an important speech titled “Forging High-quality Partnership for a New Era of Global Development”

Economic Development & Epidemic Control

China is pushing a "dual circulation" new development paradigm, which allows the domestic and overseas markets to reinforce each other, with the domestic market as the mainstay. China has endeavored to build a system of high-standard opening-up and safeguard the security and stability of global industrial and supply chains. China is a major trading partner of over 130 countries and regions. Contributing about 30% of annual global growth, China is the biggest engine driving the global economy.

Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, with a people-centered philosophy and science-based and targeted approaches, China has effectively coordinated COVID-19 response with economic and social development. Figures such as the number of infections and fatalities and the economic data all show that China is one of the most successful countries in fighting the epidemic. Thanks to the forceful and effective epidemic prevention and control measures, China has been able to maintain its economic and social development and meanwhile contribute to the stability of the global industrial and supply chains and the growth of the global economy.

GDI and GSI Resonate Worldwide

Every country has the right to development and everyone has the desire to develop. On the path of development, no country or individual should be left behind. The Global Development Initiative(GDI) put forward by President Xi Jinping provided a viable pathway, created a cooperation platform, and pooled development resources to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and responded to the most pressing challenges to development.

Over the past year, the number of countries and international organizations supporting the GDI has grown to more than 100. China has been working with other countries in actively following through on the pragmatic steps to achieve the 32 deliverables of the High-level Dialogue on Global Development to advance GDI cooperation and has achieved many early harvests.

At the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, President Xi Jinping put forward the Global Security Initiative (GSI), which gives explicit answers to questions of our times such as what security concept the world needs and how countries can achieve common security, offering China’s solution to global peace deficit and global security dilemma.

BRICS Summit and SCO Summit

In this June, China hosted the BRICS Summit for the third time, which is of great importance in jointly upholding international fairness and justice, revitalizing global development, and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

The BRICS China Year is full of fruitful results and highlights. China will host over 170 BRICS events in various fields throughout the year and will deliver 37 major outcomes, which will reach a new height in terms of quantity and quality. The "BRICS Plus" events attracted the participation of more than 50 non-BRICS countries, expanding the influence of BRICS.

On Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Samarkand Summit, President Xi Jinping gave an insightful review of the success of the SCO, attributing it to the organization’s commitment to political trust, mutually beneficial cooperation, equality, openness and inclusiveness, and equity and justice, which embody the Shanghai Spirit. He pointed out that under the new circumstances, the SCO, as an important constructive force in international and regional affairs, should keep itself well-positioned in the face of changing international dynamics, ride on the trend of the times, constantly enhance strategic independence, consolidate and deepen solidarity and cooperation and build a closer SCO community with a shared future.

Green Economy & Environmental Protection

Green development has become an integral part of China's new development philosophy. Chinese government has formulated and revised more than 30 laws and administrative regulations related to the environment, including the Environmental Protection Law.

On Kunming COP15 conference themed "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth", President Xi Jinping announce China's initiative to establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund and take the lead by investing 1.5 billion RMB to support biodiversity protection in developing countries.

China's renewable energy installed capacity has exceeded 1.1 billion kilowatts, hydropower, wind power, solar power, biomass power generation installed capacity are the world's first. In the first 8 months of 2022, the production and sales of new energy vehicles(NEVs) reached 3.97 and 3.86 million units respectively. China now sees 10.99 million NEVs run on the streets, accounting for half of the world's total running NEVs.

Technology & Innovation

In the 2021 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) report released by WIPO, China ranks 12th , moving up 22 spots from 2012, and is home to two of the world's largest five science and technology clusters, Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou cluster in South China and the Beijing cluster in North China. High-tech enterprises in China have increased from 49,000 over a decade ago to 330,000 in 2021. In the first half of this year, China’s valid invention patents increased 17.5% year on year to 39.06 million.

On June 5, China sent another 3 taikonauts to its space station combination for a six-month mission. On July 24, China launched its Wentian space laboratory, which successfully docked with Tianhe core module. Wentian is the biggest and heaviest spacecraft China has ever built and the world's heaviest self-propelled spacecraft in service.

Stunning Beijing Winter Olympics Made History

In this February, The Beijing Winter Olympics came to a successful conclusion. This is a success for China, for the Olympic cause and for the world. China has fulfilled its commitment of delivering a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympics to the world. Beijing made history as the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. China claimed 15 medals in total, including 9 gold medals, the country's best result at Winter Olympic Games.

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