A rising China keeps shining for global community of shared future

October 1, 2022 is the 73rd founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. While greetings pour in to the leadership and people of China, it is befitting to look on the journey of seven plus decades of a rising and shining China.

When New China declared its birth in 1949, few others in the world could imagine the poor country would turn to be amongst the biggest economies of the world so soon.

Today China has become the first country at the world stage by bringing down poverty, among other feats, ending thousands of years of absolute poverty for the world's larget population.

Now China is standing in the row of great nations like the Great Wall of China. In just seven plus decades that was not an easy miracle. 

The key to the mystery behind the achievements is the Communist Party of China (CPC), which makes it possible under generations of capable and visionary leadership of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and current top leader Xi Jinping. 

Since its establishment in 1921, the CPC has played its vital role. This month, the 20th National Congress of CPC will be held, where about 2,300 delegates representing 90 million members from all over China will decide important matters regarding various ongoing projects and future planning for the world’s second largest economy.

It is expected that the 20th National Congress of CPC will bring more prosperity to China and reflect its impact on the world, producing more fruitful impetus for the development of the whole world.      

With its remarkable achievements since the middle of last century, the People’s Republic of China today has grown to be helping the mankind as a whole by improving people’s livelihood

In 2013, President Xi Jinping unveiled the Silk Road Economic Belt in Kazakhstan and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in Indonesia. The two together become the Belt and Road Initiative, a global infrastructure development strategy. 

In the past decade through BRI, China has connected not only Asia and Europe but almost all the continents, providing opportunities to other economies, especially the developing ones.

Its success could be illustrated by that up to August 2022, 149 countries had been listed as having signed up to BRI. 

The BRI will increase flows of international trade facilitating closer economic integration with China's inland core, but it is more useful for the developing countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of BRI, is contributing much to Pakistan’s annual GDP thanks to Chinese funded projects and assistances. Approximately $28 billion worth of fast-tracked “early harvest projects” have been developed. 

The BRI experiences again showcase to the world that China is the big hope and help for the development and prosperity of the developing world.

Moreover, through Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and other groups, China is bringing political stability and common security to Eurasia and exploring a path for new mechanisms of global security, as is exemplified by President Xi’s Global Security Initiative committed to the vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security for all.

With its remarkable achievements since the middle of last century, the People’s Republic of China today has grown to be helping the mankind as a whole by improving people’s livelihood. 

With no attached strings of political of profiteering agenda, China's help counts on means to jointly build the accessible, digital or commercial, medical, educational and other social infrastructures and cultural and people-to-people exchanges. That is in the direction of the Global Development Initiative proposed by President Xi.

On this special occasion for the Chinese people, the world needs to complement China for its decades of rising and shining for the betterment and prosperity of the globe.

The writer is Secretary-General of Pakistan China Friendship Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and senior media consultant. The views do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily.