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For the people’s well-being and for a brighter shared future: Celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

By H.E. Ambassador Ma Jianchun

The upcoming 1st of October marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. On this occasion, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy, I would like to extend warm greetings to all friends and compatriots in The Gambia, and express sincere gratitude to friends caring for China’s development in The Gambia and across the world.

72 years: an arduous path toward prosperity

On the 1st of October 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong solemnly declared in Beijing to the world that the People’s Republic of China was founded, and that the Chinese people had stood up from then on. This great event put a complete end to China’s century-long misery of poverty, underdevelopment, and humiliation of being bullied by foreign forces. Since then, the Chinese nation has embarked on the great path of national rejuvenation.

The past 72 years witnessed the Chinese people’s arduous strive for national development under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. It also witnessed great changes of the country, as well as a significant improvement of Chinese people’s livelihood.

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. At the grand celebration of the Party’s centenary held on 1st July, Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping, who is also the Secretary General of the Party’s Central Committee, announced that we had realized the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, bringing about a historic resolution to the problem of absolute poverty in China, and that we were marching in confident strides toward the second centenary goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects.

2021: a year of fruitful progress amid challenges

The year 2021 marks the beginning of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. Facing profound changes unseen in a century intertwined with the ongoing global pandemic, China keeps on striving forward despite tremendous challenges, and has been continuously making new progress in socio-economic development.

In 2021, China continues to do well in COVID-19 prevention and control. Based on the already-made progress in fighting the pandemic, China maintained constant vigilance against resurgences, and took prompt measures to address relevant emergencies. China also made significant progress in developing COVID-19 vaccines, and accelerated nationwide free inoculation, making every effort to protect the lives and health of the people.

In 2021, China’s economy recovers at a steady pace, demonstrating strong resilience and huge potential. In the first half of the year, China’s year-on-year GDP growth rate reached 12.7 percent, and the total value of China’s import and export of goods increased by 27.1 percent compared with the same period of last year. China’s economic structure has been further optimized, with great vitality of innovation unleashed. China’s economy is now stepping onto the track of higher-quality development.

In 2021, Chinese people’s livelihood continues being improved. The first half of the year witnessed a 12 percent year-on-year increase of per capita disposable income of Chinese residents. Seven million urban residents were newly employed over the same period. China has achieved a complete victory in fighting against poverty, completing the extraordinary work of eliminating absolute poverty nationwide, creating yet a

By H.E. Ambassador Ma Jianchun

The upcoming 1st of October marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. On this occasion, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy, I would like to extend warm greetings to all friends and compatriots in The Gambia, and express sincere gratitude to friends caring for China’s development in The Gambia and across the world.

72 years: an arduous path toward prosperity

On the 1st of October 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong solemnly declared in Beijing to the world that the People’s Republic of China was founded, and that the Chinese people had stood up from then on. This great event put a complete end to China’s century-long misery of poverty, underdevelopment, and humiliation of being bullied by foreign forces. Since then, the Chinese nation has embarked on the great path of national rejuvenation.

The past 72 years witnessed the Chinese people’s arduous strive for national development under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. It also witnessed great changes of the country, as well as a significant improvement of Chinese people’s livelihood.

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. At the grand celebration of the Party’s centenary held on 1st July, Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping, who is also the Secretary General of the Party’s Central Committee, announced that we had realized the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, bringing about a historic resolution to the problem of absolute poverty in China, and that we were marching in confident strides toward the second centenary goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects.

2021: a year of fruitful progress amid challenges

The year 2021 marks the beginning of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. Facing profound changes unseen in a century intertwined with the ongoing global pandemic, China keeps on striving forward despite tremendous challenges, and has been continuously making new progress in socio-economic development.

In 2021, China continues to do well in COVID-19 prevention and control. Based on the already-made progress in fighting the pandemic, China maintained constant vigilance against resurgences, and took prompt measures to address relevant emergencies. China also made significant progress in developing COVID-19 vaccines, and accelerated nationwide free inoculation, making every effort to protect the lives and health of the people.

In 2021, China’s economy recovers at a steady pace, demonstrating strong resilience and huge potential. In the first half of the year, China’s year-on-year GDP growth rate reached 12.7 percent, and the total value of China’s import and export of goods increased by 27.1 percent compared with the same period of last year. China’s economic structure has been further optimized, with great vitality of innovation unleashed. China’s economy is now stepping onto the track of higher-quality development.

In 2021, Chinese people’s livelihood continues being improved. The first half of the year witnessed a 12 percent year-on-year increase of per capita disposable income of Chinese residents. Seven million urban residents were newly employed over the same period. China has achieved a complete victory in fighting against poverty, completing the extraordinary work of eliminating absolute poverty nationwide, creating yet another great miracle recorded in history!

In 2021, we constantly hear good news on China’s scientific and technological innovation progress. China opened the world’s largest radio telescope up to international scientists, sharing its cutting-edge infrastructure in exploring the space. China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, making a first step in its planetary exploration of the solar system. China has also sent and brought back three astronauts through manned spaceship to the space station for a three-month mission there. Besides, China continues to make rapid progress in developing 5G information technology, transforming toward an intelligent manufacturing system, and continuously injecting new impetus into its digital economy development.

Join hands toward a brighter shared future

At present, the world is still suffering from the havoc of COVID-19. In the face of the pandemic, no country can make itself an unaffected retreat, and no country should be left behind in the global fight against the pandemic. “We must always put our people and their lives front and center. We must mobilize necessary resources, stick together in collaboration, and do whatever it takes to protect people’s lives and health and minimize the fallout of COVID-19”, President Xi Jinping stated at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19. China always honors its promise with concrete action, and has been advocating for making vaccines a global public good and ensuring fair and equitable distribution of vaccines globally, as vaccination is the powerful weapon against COVID-19. On 21st September, at the general debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Xi Jinping announced that “China will strive to provide a total of two billion doses of vaccines to the world by the end of this year. In addition to donating 100 million US dollars to COVAX, China will donate 100 million doses of vaccines to other developing countries in the course of this year”. President Xi Jinping proposed a Global Development Initiative with the aim to revitalize the economy, pursue more robust, greener and more balanced global development, and work together to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth. China has pledged an additional three billion US dollars of international assistance in the next three years to support developing countries in responding to COVID-19 and promoting economic and social recovery.

Chinese people have long been pursuing the building of an ideal world of harmony for all, advocating for solidarity among all nations and peoples. China calls on all countries to work together to jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind, and to create an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity.

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