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Greater development, closer community

  • Huang Xilian

    Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  01:02 am

The People’s Republic of China is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding on Oct. 1. China has witnessed remarkable progress on all fronts, called a “China miracle” by many ASEAN friends. As to how this “China miracle” has been achieved, I believe there is something worth sharing.First, China has chosen a development path suited to its own realities. China started from scratch when it was founded in 1949. Today it is the world’s second-largest economy, the largest industrial powerhouse and the biggest trader in goods. Over 700 million Chinese people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, an extraordinary journey and the key to success is socialism with Chinese characteristics. Second, China has followed a development approach in keeping abreast of the times. With continued growth for seven decades, the principle task facing China today has shifted from meeting...