Historical events

Review historical events to rebuild a better future

BY ZENG FANHUA
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

This year is special for China.

One hundred years ago, in 1921, the Communist Party of China was founded, marking the beginning of an epic century of great effort and unique achievement.

Many friends have asked me what was the secret of CPC’s success.

The recent Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee gave the most authoritative response.

The Sixth Plenary is an important meeting taking place at the important time of the CPC’s centenary, when China has achieved the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and is making progress towards the goal of making China a great modern socialist country. with all my respect.

The most important outcome of the plenary is the adoption of the resolution on the main achievements and historical experience of the party over the past century, which reveals why the CCP has succeeded in the past and how it can continue to succeed in the future.

PEOPLE FIRST
Always serve people wholeheartedly.

Since its founding in 1921, the CPC has made the pursuit of happiness for the Chinese people and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation its mission, always putting the people first.

Responding to people’s expectations for a better life is the objective of the CPC.

A hundred years ago, China was bullied and divided, and people lived in extreme poverty.

Today, China has become the second largest economy in the world, with a GDP per capita of over US$10,000, and has a middle-income group of over 400 million people, the largest in the world.

The Chinese people have become the masters of the country.

They enjoy more tangible fruits of development and progress towards the goal of common prosperity.
Always follow an independent path.

The affairs of a country must be managed according to its own realities and characteristics, and must be decided and directed by its people themselves.

The CCP has led the Chinese people to explore and find the right path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, which suits the realities of China.

Taking its roots from Chinese society and drawing its experience from the development of democratic politics in China, the CPC pursues comprehensive people’s democracy, which includes electoral democracy, consultative democracy, social democracy, first-level democracy, citizenship and all the other elements of democratic politics.

The ratings of satisfaction and support for the Chinese government among more than 1.4 billion Chinese people have exceeded 95% for years, proving that China’s democratic system reflects the will of the people, conforms to China’s national conditions and is supported by people.

Always committed to firm beliefs and self-reform.

Over the past hundred years, the CCP has grown from a small party with just over 50 members to the largest ruling party in the world, with over 95 million members and also a party of international stature.

The CCP has emerged from a hundred years of vicissitudes with even greater vitality.

The secret to it all lies in the Party’s commitment to using scientific theories of adapting Marxism to the Chinese context to guide practice, stay true to its founding mission, uphold truth and correct errors.

This means that the Party is constantly improving and transcending itself.

The CCP has fully developed intra-party democracy, observing the collective leadership system, strengthening checks and monitoring of the exercise of power, and resolutely opposing privilege and corruption.

The ability to govern and the leadership of the Party continue to grow.

CPC
Always maintain a global vision and contribute to the world.

The CCP is a political party that seeks happiness for the Chinese people and also progress for mankind.

It has always pursued the shared human values ​​of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom.

She has upheld internationalism and promoted the construction of a human community with a shared future, and opened a new path of common development characterized by equal consultation, win-win cooperation, joint contribution and shared benefit.

China is firmly on the path of peaceful development.

While striving to achieve its own development, China contributes to world peace and common development.

It is the main stabilizing and driving force of the world economy and it contributes more than 70% to the reduction of poverty in the world. China’s full opening up creates more opportunities for all countries to share the benefits of China’s development. History is the best textbook.

Learning from history serves to create a better future.

On this historic centenary new beginning, the CPC and the Chinese people have embarked on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country.

China’s new development will bring new opportunities, new momentum and new contributions to the world.

PNG-CHINA
China and Papua New Guinea are good friends and partners. As Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out during his phone call with Prime Minister James Marape in October, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and PNG 45 years ago, the two sides have always treated each other equally and with respect, and supported each other. on matters involving the respective fundamental interests and major concerns.

Our two countries have worked together to maintain peace and stability in the region and promote regional development and prosperity.

The relationship between China and PNG has become a model of peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation between countries of different sizes and different social systems.

This is the most important historical experience in the development of China-PNG relations, which will guide us to new successes.

FRIENDLY COOPERATION
In the future, the prospects for friendly cooperation between China and PNG are even broader.

I have often exchanged views with friends of PNG from various sectors, and we all agree that China and PNG have a solid foundation of friendship, obvious complementarity advantages and great potential for cooperation.

China will continue to support PNG within its capacity to fight COVID-19, develop the economy and improve people’s livelihood.

We will expand practical cooperation in areas such as trade and investment, energy and mining, infrastructure, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and the development of special economic zones.

We will strengthen the synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Connect PNG infrastructure development program.

China will work with PNG to implement more livelihood projects, so that China-PNG cooperation will bring more tangible benefits to local people.

Let us work together more closely for a better future for China, PNG and our two peoples, and contribute more to world peace and development.

Fact sheet
– The sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee was held in Beijing from Nov. 8 to 11, 2021.
– The resolution. The Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee considered and adopted the third historic resolution of the CPC on the occasion of its centenary, the Resolution of the CPC Central Committee on the main achievements and historical experience of the Party during the century past, which systematically summarizes the major historical achievements and experiences of the CPC’s centennial effort
– Two establishments.
The resolution established Comrade Xi Jinping’s central position in the CPC Central Committee and the CPC as a whole, and defined the leading role of Xi Jinping Thought on New Era Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.
– Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics of a new era.
It is the Marxism of contemporary China and of the 21st century.
It embodies the best of contemporary Chinese culture and ethos and represents a new breakthrough in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context.
– Four major transformations. In the period of the neo-democratic revolution, China has undergone a great transformation from a thousand-year-old feudal autocracy to a people’s democracy.
In the period of socialist revolution and construction, China made a great transformation from a poor and backward eastern country with a large population to a socialist country.

During the new period of reform, opening up and socialist modernization, China has made historic milestones in raising the standard of living of its people from mere subsistence to an overall level of moderate prosperity, and finally to a moderate in all respects.

After the 18th National Party Congress in 2012, socialism with Chinese characteristics entered a new era, the Chinese nation realized the tremendous transformation from standing and prosperity to that of strength.
– Five historically significant aspects of the CCP’s efforts over the past century.

They have fundamentally transformed the future of the Chinese people, paved the way for realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, demonstrated the strong vitality of Marxism, exerted a profound influence on the course of world history, and made the Party a forerunner of that time.
– Ten historical experience points. The CPC has led the people in great efforts and accumulated valuable historical experience over the past century.

It covers the following ten aspects: maintaining Party leadership, putting people first, advancing theoretical innovation, remaining independent, following the Chinese path, maintaining a comprehensive vision, innovating, defending, promoting the united front and remaining engaged in self-reform.
– The 20th National Congress of the CPC. The CPC will convene its 20th National Congress in Beijing in the second half of 2022.

This congress, which is to be held at an important time when the CPC has embarked on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects and realize the goal of the second centenary, will be a very important meeting.