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WATCH: China’s anti-poverty, economic feat led by CPC sets example for developing countries, says Jessie Duarte

Published Jun 14, 2021


CHINA’S poverty reduction and economic feat achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) sets an example for many developing countries to follow, says ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte.

“China's achievement is remarkable,” Duarte said in a recent interview with Xinhua, noting that “China is an example for many developing countries to learn from in areas such as poverty eradication as well as economic growth and development”.

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Picking up the third volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China from her desk, Duarte said the book “elaborates on China’s courageous, ground-breaking development objectives which emphasise maximum quality and speed while staying true to Chinese cultural identity”.

“I have read it… (It) is quite insightful on socialism with Chinese characteristics, poverty eradication and building a moderately prosperous society” in all respects, said Duarte.

Speaking of the efforts that China has made in building socialism with Chinese characteristics, she said: “It is important that nations adopt ideologies and developmental paths which are true to their own history, national identity and unique circumstances instead of just following what others are doing.”

Duarte believed the people-centred approach upheld by the CPC is about dedication to serving the public with unwavering diligence, an idea that resonates with the ANC, which honours the belief of Batho Pele or “People First”.

Noting that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, Duarte said the past 100 years saw many achievements of the Asian country.

“On behalf of the national executive committee of the ANC and its members, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the CPC on a highly successful century,” said Duarte. “We wish you even greater success in the coming century.”

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* Video reporters: Tian Yihong, Jingjing; video editor: Yang Zhixiang

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