Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization). (E-mail: [email protected]).
China has emerged more united, more strong, and ready to overcome any challenges, either internal or external. It is not only the second largest economy but also an important global power. The international community was keeping a close eye on the 20th National Congress of the CPC held on 16-22 October 2022 and eager to know the outcomes of the Congress.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for a third five-year term. This was announced at a press conference after the first plenary session of the 20th CPC Central Committees in Beijing.
The session presided over by President Xi, was attended by 203 members of the 20th CPC Central Committee and 168 alternate members.
President Xi was also named chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission at the session. The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee have also elected the session that are Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, and Li Xi.
The session named the members of the Central Military Commission. The session approved the secretary, deputy secretaries, and members of the Standing Committee of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection elected at the first plenary session of the 20th CCDI.
Mr. Xi is a leader with international fame and is equally respected in China as well as globally. He is greeted by many friendly nations and received congratulations from world leaders.
In their tweets on Sunday, they paid glowing tribute to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion to serving the Chinese people. The president Dr. Arif Alvi on his Twitter extended his heartiest congratulations to President Xi Jinping on his re-election as CPC General Secretary, and the best wishes for his health and happiness. Dr. Arif Alvi said the Chinese President is a true friend of Pakistan and champion of the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China.
“He is a true friend of Pakistan and champion for All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China,” the president posted in a tweet.
In a tweet on Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated President Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China for the 3rd term.
He said it is a glowing tribute to his sagacious stewardship and unwavering devotion to serving the people of China. Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has also felicitated Chinese President Xi Jinping on being elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China for the third consecutive term.
In his message, he said that under the prudent leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is making unprecedented progress in every field. He said Pakistani people and leadership attach great importance to its relations with China.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto also felicitated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election as CPC General Secretary. He said it reflects the enduring confidence of the Chinese nation in his sagacious leadership and befitting acknowledgment of his lifelong service to China.
Later on, addressing the news conference at Great Hall in Beijing, President Xi said China cannot develop without the world, and the world also needs China. He said after more than 40 years of unflagging efforts towards reform and opening up, we have created two miracles – rapid economic development and long-term social stability.
Meanwhile, Xi Jinping expressed China’s commitment to further promoting the building of a human community with a shared future.
“We will work with peoples of all other countries to champion humanity’s shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom to safeguard global peace and promote global development, and keep promoting the building of a human community with a shared future,” Xi said when meeting the press at the Great Hall of the People.
Stressing that the world is grappling with unprecedented challenges, Xi said the CPC has consistently called on the people of the world to grasp and shape the future and destiny of humanity. “When all countries pursue the cause of common good, we can live in harmony, engage in cooperation for mutual benefit and join hands to create a brighter future for the world,” he added.
He promised to “work diligently in the performance of our duties to prove worthy of the great trust of our party and our people.” Xi was also reappointed as head of China’s Central Military Commission.
In his address, Xi said that China will open its door wider to the rest of the world. He added that they will also deepen reforms and “open up across the board.”
Looking at the profile of the new leadership, it is believed China will become stronger and will assert itself in geopolitics with more enthusiasm. The ten-year rule of President Xi was full of success and achievements, it is believed the next five years will be even more achievements and high-quality developments.
(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)