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CHINA CONTINUES TO PURSUE INDEPENDENT, PEACEFUL FOREIGN POLICIES: CONSUL GENERAL ZHA LIYOU

China continues to pursue independent, peaceful foreign policies and upholds the international system with the United Nations at its core, said a top official in Kolkata.

“China has always pursued independent and peaceful foreign policies upholds the international system with the United Nations at its core, advocates multilateralism featuring openness, inclusiveness, compliance with the rule of law, consultative cooperation, and advances with the time, and actively promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind” said Mr. Zha Liyou, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, on the sidelines of hosting an online meet of the Centennial Celebration of the Communist Party of China over Zoom.

Talking about the Communist Party of China, Mr Zha said that one hundred years ago, the Communist Party of China was founded when China suffered great turmoil and turbulence. Since then, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people, through relentless struggle and painstaking sacrifices, to defeat the Japanese invasion, overthrow the KMT government, complete the new democratic revolution and establish the The people’s Republic of China by taking the right path of integrating Marxism with China’s ground-level conditions. “After the founding of the P.R.C., the Communist Party of China successfully led Chinese people to find a correct path to prosperity after arduous exploration, which is Socialism with Chinese Characteristics,” Mr. Zha added.

On this auspicious occasion noted professionals like Chaitali Das from Rakshak Foundation, Shahansha Mirza-Decendant of Nawab Wazid Ali Shah, Meghdut Roychowdhury-Director, Techno India Group, Suborno Bose-Director, IIHM congratulated the CG. Mr.  MD Salim was the guest of honour. Others who graced the celebration included Amitabha Bhattacharya-Managing partner, NGO and rural activist Banglanatak Dot Com, Sanjay Budhia-CMD, Patton Tank & Hny CG, Malaysia, Nandu Belani-Director, Belani Group & President CREDAI Bengal. Pranay Poddar-Owner, Human Chemicals & Hny CG Kenya, Mahesh Sahariya-CG, Indonesia, Mousumi Ghosh-Chairman, FIEM, Ramesh Juneja- Chairman (Regional) Council for Leather Exports-VC, Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Rupak Barua-CEO AMRI hospitals too graced the online celebration. Pankaj Parekh-Chairman of Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce

And Himadrish Suwan-Chairman, Confederation of Young Leaders CYL also congratulated on this occasion.

Since the reform and opening up in 1978, China has established the most complete modern industrial system and completed industrialization in just a few decades which cost the western world several hundred years. Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, China has achieved a series of historical achievements in development, gained a complete victory in the fight against poverty, and entered a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. In 2019, China’s economy topped 100 trillion yuan, and its per capita GDP exceeded US$10,000. In 2020, China defeated Covid-19 epidemic and became the only major economy to maintain positive growth. China has been an important engine for the global economy with its contribution rate to world economic growth ranking first for many years.

When the Consulate General was asked how China tackled Covid crisis, Mr. Zha said that, since the outbreak of Covid-19, while taking the lead in controlling the epidemic at home, China has actively shared its antivirus experience with the international community, selflessly provided protective materials and vaccines, and promoted international anti-epidemic cooperation.

Talking about the second wave in India Mr. Zha said recently, the second wave of Covid-19 in India had led to the severe shortage of medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators. “As a responsible and reliable partner of India, China lends a helping hand by working overtime to produce badly-needed medical materials, and facilitating customs clearance and materials transport.”

While concluding Mr. Zha said that Covid-19 is the common enemy of mankind, and we must work together to defeat it.

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