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  • 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China today 

By Ashwin Hemmathagama

in Beijing

China has witnessed some great historic changes, which were profound and fundamental in the past five years. These changes indicate China’s development from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress to be held this morning (Wednesday 18th) where the red-giant will look forward taking the new historical starting point, which will move the country forward in leaps and bounds.

The significant reforms and achievements in technology, poverty alleviation, education, and military scope during the last five years are reflective throughout China and have given the important national support required to go forward to meet new goals. These goals will be set at the 19th CPC National Congress. 

China’s reforms since the 18th CPC National Congress has combined the long-term growth momentum in the country and more advantages are anticipated with these reforms. Unlike the Presidents in the past, President Xi Jinping with the CPC Central Committee had been strong-minded to deepen these comprehensive reforms, which have gone over the limits of regular economic and political reform found anywhere else in the world but have set the stage correct for a strategic adjustment for country’s rapid development.

According to reports, the significant alterations and restructuring took place over the last five years under President Xi Jinping made some parts of the world nervous and puzzled in the process. But China has straightened things out and accumulated dynamism necessary for future development by further improving its position in the global arena.  Domestically, the radical changes have helped the nation to effectively contain corruption and to shatter the myth where the social justice was considered nothing more than a slogan used to hoodwink the common man. During the past five years, China has pushed forward its anti-corruption campaign on a never-seen-before scale and the rule of law has also been improved alongside a wide-ranging economic transformation.

While the country places more importance of politics, the principle of “people first” policy has been carried out in various sectors. Enormous changes have taken place in a methodical way, improving the authority of the CPC and enhancing social unity. According to local media, the majority of Chinese are living a better life than five years ago, which rare in today’s world struggling with the recession and other drawbacks.

During the last five years, China faced different, but mixed experiences on diplomatic fronts. Despite growing tensions with certain fronts, diplomacy has helped China to integrate with the world but not hinder its growth. With China’s advocacy and efforts, Chinese has avoided the Thucydides Trap in competition with another big power, especially the United States under President Donald Trump.

China had many issues prior to the 18th CPC National Congress, despite the high-speed growth. These issues, especially the social unrest and sudden stagnation disrupted the high-speed growth to a significant extent. However, President Xi Jinping was able to turn things around and take the nation to new heights without upsetting the apple-card but setting a solid foundation. Almost all Chinese believe the 19th CPC National Congress, which will be held today will launch a new era of sustainable economic growth and higher-quality life, a better political civilisation and improved social governance.

1,818 foreign journalists from 134 countries in Beijing 

Housing the 1,818 foreign journalists from 134 countries gathered in Beijing to witness the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) a large media centre was declared open on Monday evening. 

According to congress’s press centre Director, Hu Xiaohan it is a 6.7% growth in journalist footfall compared to the 18th CPC National Conference which took place five years ago. Adding flavour of Chinese style, the press centre opened an official WeChat account, which provides online information for journalists about the agendas, notices and other items of interest. During the opening the Huang Kunming, the Executive Deputy Head of the Public Department of the Communist Party of the China Central Committee was named to lead the press centre matters with a set of other officials.

In its efforts to spread sunny stories across the globe, the Chinese Government has organised an exhibition themed ‘Five Years of Sheer Endeavour’ to impress the journalists. The exhibition showcases the national growth in technology, poverty alleviation, education, and military sphere under the President Xi Jinping.  According to Xinhua, the 19th NCCPC will advance coordinated development of the ‘Four Comprehensives,’ which refers to a four-pronged strategy that aims to comprehensively accomplish a moderately prosperous society, deepen reform, advance rule of law, and strengthen Party self-governance.

The visiting journalists from different parts of the world, took great interest of the successful poverty alleviation, which is a truly an alternative way of doing things. The exhibition sets an important example of journalists working hand in hand with the Government to enhance poverty alleviation and to support a national effort in development. Media establishments in Sri Lanka have more to learn from the Chinese media creating change for good. (AH)



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