CPC's governance experience is worth learning from
By Mariano Sabino Lopes
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The delivery ceremony of a football pitch donated to Timor-Leste by the Chinese Embassy in the country is held in Dili, capital of Timor-Leste, on August 30, 2022. (Photo: Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste)

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has led the Chinese people to remarkable achievements since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012.

China has accomplished building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, achieving its First Centenary Goal. It has further consolidated its position as the world's second-largest economy. The Chinese economy is now the most powerful engine driving global growth.

Through continuous efforts, the country has reached its poverty reduction target as scheduled. The final 98.99 million impoverished rural residents in China have all been lifted out of poverty.

China has deepened its supply-side structural reform and optimized its economic structure. It is experiencing prosperous development of its digital economy and other emerging businesses.

A series of major scientific and technological advances have been achieved, and the country is now opening its economy much wider to the world with a continuously improving business environment.

Facts prove that China's efforts to promote high-quality economic development have created huge benefits for the Chinese people.

The CPC's governance experience is worth learning from for political parties in other countries. The book Xi Jinping: The Governance of China presents the CPC's governance philosophy and strategies in the new era. It is important for international society to recognize and understand China's development philosophy, path, and policies. The book is a must-read for international society in terms of understanding modern China. I'm very much impressed by how the book deliberates on China's people-centered development philosophy.

The world is going through profound changes. However, the pursuit of peaceful development and win-win cooperation still remains the mainstream goal of the world. China's active efforts to build a community with a shared future for humanity are in line with the trend of global development and the direction of human progress. This goal will definitely benefit all parties.

Xiao Jianguo, Chinese ambassador to Timor-Leste, visits SAMES, or Autonomous Service of Medicines and Health Equipment of Timor-Leste, on June 1, 2022. A total of 550 tons of food donated by the Chinese government was donated to 140,000 pregnant women and lactating women suffering from malnutrition in Timor-Leste. (Photo: Chinese Embassy in Timor-Leste)

As an important platform for building a community with a shared future for humanity, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), champions open cooperation and shares development opportunities and achievements. It is conducive to the economic and social development of participating countries.

I was invited to attend the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting. The CPC holds that political parties in various countries should strengthen mutual trust, dialogue, and coordination. On the basis of a new form of international relations, they should explore the building of a new type of party-to-party relations that seeks to expand common ground while reserving differences and enhances mutual respect and mutual learning, and they should build a multi-form, multi-level international network for party-to-party exchanges and cooperation.

The CPC is committed to enhancing communication with political parties in other countries, which is conducive to maintaining the stability of the world and achieving common development.

Timor-Leste and China have a profound friendship. Our relations are developing in a healthy way. The Democratic Party in Timor-Leste is willing to enhance dialogue and exchanges with the CPC and play a more active role in bilateral cooperation to constantly elevate the two countries' comprehensive partnership of good-neighborly friendship, mutual trust, and mutual benefit to new levels.

(The author is the president of the Democratic Party in Timor-Leste. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of People's Daily.)