Renewed CPC China's leading force for development, says Cuban expert

By: Raimundo UrrechagaFrom:English Edition of Xinhua | Updated: 2018-Jul-3 10:31
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HAVANA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The crowning achievement of the Communist Party of China (CPC), approaching her centennial year, has been her ability to meet the nation's needs, according to a renowned Cuban political observer.

Jose Luis Robaina, a professor at Cuba's International Policy Research Center (CIPI), said China's leading political group has demonstrated "great powers of recovery" and "regeneration."

On the occasion of the CPC's 97th anniversary of its founding on July 1, the expert spoke with Xinhua about the party's establishment and how the party has evolved.

According to Robaina, since Chinese President Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of the CPC, his strong leadership and strategic vision have won him admirers both at home and abroad, said the academic.

"Xi is proposing new rules of global governance, a new form of inclusive globalization, a relationship of respect, (and) a stable world without wars in which disputes are resolved through dialogue," said the China expert.

"Today, China is the world's second-largest economy, the leading trade partner for many countries, has great export capacity, and the technological level reached by its companies is impressive. This great development policy has been led by the CPC," Robaina said.

"If there is no CPC, there is no new China, that is a historically established fact. Xi has the leadership capacity to take on deficiencies and mistakes and correct them, and the legitimacy to inspire the Chinese population," said the academic.

Cuba and other Latin American countries "have been observing and analyzing China's experience to see what is convenient ... and can be useful. However, we must adjust our development to the country's realities and not copy from someone else," Robaina said.

The academic praised the clear vision of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders, from which Xi has inherited with "consistency" and based on which he has developed a genuine socialist model adjusted to the reality of the nation at each stage.

One of Xi's "great contributions" has been to champion the principles of "international multilateral governance," he said.

"This implies great responsibility because today China's voice at the United Nations and its Security Council isn't the same as decades ago. Now it carries greater weight and importance," Robaina said.