Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira Picture: Courtesy of Cuban Embassy in Beijing
Within the present world more and more perplexed by uncertainty, division and confrontation, the nice striving of the Communist Get together of China (CPC) is of significance not just for China, but in addition for the whole world greater than ever. China, beneath the management of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping on the core, has realized quite a few historic achievements together with eradication of absolute poverty, and completion of constructing China right into a reasonably affluent society in all respects previously 10 years. In distinction, the US and plenty of components of the Western world are caught in a plight of governance, to the extent that they’ve grow to be a supply of instability for the world. How ought to we view China’s growth previously decade? How will the CPC’s governance current inspiration to different international locations? The World Occasions reporter (Xie Wenting) interviewed Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira (Pereira) on these subjects.
GT: You’ve gotten visited many locations in China. Based mostly by yourself commentary, how do you consider China’s growth over the previous 10 years? What impressed you most throughout China’s growth?
Pereira: I used to be linked to China early on, even once I was nonetheless a college scholar. The China I had the chance to know in 1991, once I arrived there for the primary time, 31 years in the past and the one I lastly returned to on the finish of 2019 as Ambassador, are completely different international locations, reflecting very completely different circumstances and challenges. In my completely different journeys to provinces and municipalities and within the capital Beijing, I’ve witnessed how China has not solely remodeled itself, however has ended up remodeling equally the prevailing world order each economically and politically.
Within the final decade, the world has skilled a sequence of unprecedented occasions, together with the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of a number of armed conflicts and the more and more hostile place of US hegemony towards nations that choose for various programs to capitalism. Within the midst of the present advanced state of affairs, China has acquired even larger significance on the worldwide stage by way of facilitating growth.
One of the crucial vital feats that China has achieved is the elimination of maximum poverty and contributed to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth. This achievement demonstrated the effectiveness of strategic planning beneath the management of the CPC. On the similar time, China’s financial achievements, advances in innovation and excessive applied sciences, and infrastructure growth have reached unprecedented ranges that place China on the world forefront. What is probably essentially the most excellent isn’t the excessive growth that has been achieved in such a short while, however the CPC’s capability to for these advantages to the folks.
GT: Out of your standpoint, what are the explanations that contributed to those achievements?
Pereira: China’s achievements are also known as a miracle; nonetheless, I choose to say that there was no miracle. It is the China’s growth mannequin and its capability for innovation beneath the robust management of the CPC that contributed to the success. The centralized and democratic administration of the CPC constitutes an indeniable energy of the Chinese language growth mannequin. Since its founding in 1921, the CPC has greater than proved to be a number one political drive with a fantastic capability for management, exemplarity and rootedness inside Chinese language society. All through its century-long historical past, its position because the undisputed chief of the Chinese language folks has been the important thing to the method of China’s territorial reunification and sustainable and peaceable growth.
The CPC not solely succeeded in founding the New China, but in addition in launching and main the method of reform and opening-up with far-reaching adjustments within the financial, social and institutional sectors, in addition to consolidating the theoretical bases of socialism with its personal traits.
GT: What does China’s growth imply for the world? How do you consider China’s position on the worldwide stage?
Pereira: China has risen to worldwide prominence as an rising energy and main contributor to growth, offering actual options to world challenges by an unprecedented inclusive, cutting-edge and harmonious imaginative and prescient.
China has been pushing ahead a global agenda that’s useful for sustainable and inclusive growth for all international locations, whereas honoring the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth with duty and sensible actions.
For growing international locations, China represents the political will and dedication to advertise relations of a brand new form, primarily based on mutual respect, sovereign equality of states, preservation of peace and mutually useful worldwide cooperation. It’s also an emblem of the transition to a brand new worldwide order that’s extra simply, democratic and humanistic, the place session and understanding amongst states replaces coercion, confrontation and zero-sum geopolitical video games.
The event achieved by China has allowed it to imagine a larger position within the worldwide system, not solely as a result of it is a vital buying and selling associate of many international locations and an lively contributor to the world’s financial development, but in addition due to its confirmed capability to supply complete responses to unprecedented world issues, each in its geographical surroundings and in different areas.
For Cuba, China is a benchmark of the achievements of socialism in fashionable instances, which, beneath the management of the CPC, has managed to beat adversities and meet its growth objectives. The frequent challenges, ideological identification, political belief and maturity characterize the bonds of friendship between our nations.
GT: What’s your expectation for the longer term China-Cuba relations?
Pereira: Bilateral relations between Cuba and China are particular and at a really excessive degree characterised by mutual belief and omnidirectional cooperation. All through these 62 years of uninterrupted relations, Cuba has had the historic privilege of at all times being on the forefront in selling exchanges with China. Our relationships signify a mannequin of cooperation on the idea of equality, respect and mutual profit. We take into account ourselves as mutual references within the building of socialism with our personal traits. On that foundation, we supply out a broad and systematic alternate of experiences.
Even within the midst of the pandemic, our ties have continued to develop. Beneath the framework of the Belt and Highway Initiative (BRI), we hope to advertise new initiatives linked to tourism, renewable vitality, biotechnology, science and know-how amongst others.
I’m satisfied that Cuba and China will proceed to be pals and comrades within the protection of simply causes and a extra equitable, democratic and humanist worldwide order sooner or later.
GT: What’s your expectation for the twentieth CPC Nationwide Congress?
Pereira: The celebration of the twentieth CPC Nationwide Congress will undoubtedly be one other transcendental historic second, which is able to consolidate the theoretical and ideological foundations of the Get together, revitalize its prime management and description the primary political, financial and social pointers of the nation for the following 5 years and past, a interval that undoubtedly turns into key for the materialization of its second centennial purpose.
All through all these years, the CPC has strengthened its status, ethical authority and confidence among the many Chinese language folks by exercising assertive management. It has been admirable for its capability to research the moments of biggest uncertainty in a realistic method and to show nice challenges into alternatives.
It’s applicable to emphasise that the management of the CPC and Normal Secretary Xi Jinping have been a decisive issue within the realization of strategic objectives, so the legitimacy, status, belief and ethical authority of the Get together and its leaders will proceed to be strengthened and information the Chinese language folks.
The celebration of the twentieth CPC Nationwide Congress can even be a wonderful alternative to strengthen the management capability and develop its imaginative and prescient of a brand new, fairer and extra equitable worldwide order, able to constructing a neighborhood of shared future for mankind. We’ve little doubt that China will assume the historic legacy of continuous to work for the preservation of world peace and to help growing international locations in reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth.
Cuba and China are pals, comrades and brothers. In that sense, the celebration of the twentieth Nationwide Congress of the CPC will probably be welcomed with nice satisfaction by the Cuban folks. Inter-party relations between Cuba and China are at a wonderful second, and it’s anticipated that after the tip of the twentieth CPC Nationwide Congress, they may proceed to strengthen political dialogue and strategic communication on the highest degree, which may enhance bilateral relations, attain new consensus and strengthen the bonds of friendship between the 2 peoples.