24 November 2020
PRETORIA – The National Press Club and H.E. Ambassador Chen Xiaodong of China to South Africa hosted a webinar on the launch of the Third Volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China and the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee.
The book contains 92 of President Xi Jinping’s spoken and written pieces since the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017.
Ambassador Chen said, “ln this book, you can find many new visions, new ideas and new strategies put forward by President Xi Jinping and the CPC about China’s reform, development and stability, party, state and military governance as well as domestic and foreign affairs and national defense. “
The book also provides clear-cut answers on how to promote win-win cooperation and common development of all countries, including South Africa and African countries.
Ambassador Chen explained, “What needs to be pointed out is that the new development paradigm emphasizes the dual cycle of mutual opening-up at home and abroad, rather than a single cycle of domestic economic closure. This not only meets China’s own development needs, but also will deliver more benefits to people of all countries,”
In the book Xi pointed out, China is committed to the basic state policy of opening up, pursuing development with its doors open and upholding the mutually beneficial win-win strategy of opening up.
The Belt and Road Initiative for international cooperation is another practical initiative to promote win-win cooperation and common development among countries around the world.
The Chinese economy is contributing more than 30% of global growth. China has become the largest trading partner of more than 130 countries and regions around the world, including the United States, Japan, Europe and South Africa.
“President Xi put forward that when developing relations with African countries, China shall follow the principles of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith, uphold justice and pursue shared interests,” added ambassador Chen.