China’s rise under Xi

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WHILST kicking off China’s five yearly Communist Party Congress on Sunday, President Xi Jingping made a wide ranging speech highlighting signature policies and vowing to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in a concerted effort to realize the Second Centenary Goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization.

These very words on the part of Chinese President really indicate his visionary and farsighted leadership qualities which have always focused on development and modernization whilst harbouring no aggressive designs against anybody.

When Xi became leader of the Communist Party back in 2012, he had pledged to spearhead the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people.

Almost ten years on, China today has become a global super power and its economy is on course to topple the US’s as the biggest.

It became possible only because of the entire focus of Chinese leadership on welfare of its people and advancements in all major sectors be it Information Technology, Industries, Agriculture, Space and so on.

In every sector, the Chinese people have made amazing progress because of their dedication and commitment to work, which in fact is a model for other countries like Pakistan to emulate.

Chinese government has reportedly invested 1.6 trillion Yuan between 2013 and 2021 to improve living standards through building roads, houses and infrastructure.

Apart from lifting millions of people out of poverty, the Chinese leadership has also been stern against the corrupt elements without any discrimination.

The way China coped with Covid-19 epidemic by putting the people and their lives first is really remarkable.

What really is inspiring about President Xi is that he believes in taking other countries along in the development journey.

His mega and innovative Belt and Road Initiative is directed towards that end to achieve the goal of common prosperity.

The success of this initiative can be gauged from the fact that more and more countries are joining it.

Whilst we pray for more successes for the Chinese people in the years ahead, it is also for our political leadership to learn from the Chinese model and exploit the true potential of this country.

 

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