APD | 100th Anniversary of CPC: Making impossible into Possible



Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. (E-mail: [email protected]).

A century ago, on 1 July 1921, CPC was established in Shanghai, under circumstances where China was facing enormous challenges. The ruling elite Nationalist Party (Guo Min Dang) was unable to pull China out of the crisis. Colonization was at its peak, Japan was strong & aggressive, and the whole Western world was against China. It was the CPC who took the initiative to change the fate of China. After a long struggle, it resulted in the liberation of China and the establishment of the "People's Republic of China" on 1 October 1949. It was a miracle and mega achievement of CPC.

Under the outstanding leadership of Chairman Mao, the political reforms were introduced and completed successfully till 1978.

China entered into a new stage in 1978, "Economic Reforms and Open Door Policies," under the visionary leadership of Deng Xiao Ping. CPC turned the impossible into tremendous achievements, and China emerged as the second-largest economy. I was studying in China in 1980-1987, the early days of reforms and opening up, and eye witness China's rapid economic development. As a general rule of thumb, any country needs Capital, Technology, and Human resources to develop quickly. Unfortunately in China at that time was lacking Capital, lacking technology, and also lacking highly qualified Human resources. But, the CPC was determined to boost the economy and worked hard. China introduced flexible and attractive investment policies to overcome the Capital issue. China sent millions of youth to the world's best Universities to train high-quality Human Resources as well as to acquire the latest technologies. CPC succeeded in its economic reforms and opening-up policies, and China rapidly developed to the Second Largest Economy in the world.

In2020, the sudden broke-out of COVID-19 was another mega challenge. It was a new virus, and little knowledge was available in the world. Under the visionary leadership, CPC worked hard, studied the genomics of the virus, and implemented strict measures to overcome the outbreak. Today, China is the first country who defeated the COVID-19 and heling the rest of the world in their struggle to overcome the Pandemic. The credit goes to CPC.

Eradication of poverty from China and lifting almost 800 million people from the poverty line was not easy. The uninterrupted hard work of CPC succeeded in achieving the status of a moderate prosper society, a decade ahead of its target set in 2030. Applause CPC again.

How can the CPC make the impossible into possible?

Based on Marxism, Leninism, Mao Ze Dong Thought, and Deng Xiao Ping's theory, President Xi Jin Ping, who is also the Secretary-General of CPC and Chairman of Military Commission, evolved "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics," which is the biggest climax of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and an extraordinary contribution to the Party's development.

This critical Thought represents the newest achievement in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context and is a vital component of the system of theories of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

The advancement of the Thought into the Party's guiding principle is of great political, theoretical and practical significance. All-Party members are called for studying hard Xi's "new era" approach in terms of its traditional background, scientific system, and functional requirement.

The approach on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era builds on. Further, it improves Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, Three Represents, and the Scientific Outlook on Development. The new Thought brings the understanding of socialism with Chinese characteristics to a new height, and it turns into a new era.

As China enters into a new stage of development, the CPC must write a new chapter of the 21st-century. That is Marxism with a broader vision to achieve its goals of basically realizing socialist modernization in the first stage from 2020 to 2035, before developing China into a "great modern socialist country" that is "prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful" after another 15 years. CPC has a history of making impossible into possible. It is expected that CPC will resolve all-new challenges and succeed in achieving the next goals, and overcome any difficulty in their way to move forward.

Availing this opportunity, I would invite the whole world to join the happy and joyful celebration of the 100th anniversary of founding the CPEC. Many activities are being organized, and everywhere there is an environment of festival in China. On behalf of people of Pakistan, we share the excitement and joys of the celebration with Chinese brothers and sisters equally and sincerely wish them all the best and good luck in their future endeavors. Wish the traditional friendship between China and Pakistan to grow further.