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Expectations high for Party meeting
    2017-10-19  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

AS the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off yesterday, it drew great attention and expectations from across the world.

The over 2,200 delegates, attending the five-yearly national congress on behalf of more than 89 million CPC members, will elect a new central committee and anti-graft body and draw a new blueprint for the development of the world’s largest developing country for the next five years and beyond.

The meeting has great significance not only for the CPC and China, but also for the world, as China is enjoying increasing global influence.

“The significance for us outside China are the decisions that will be made by the conference as they may have a global impact,” Ken Ogembo, an economics lecturer at Kenya’s Kenyatta University, told Xinhua. “The role of China in global affairs has grown so much more that the world will be watching.”

Amid the slow recovery of the global economy, a rise in protectionism and isolationism as well as other challenges like terrorism, China is serving as a stabilizer for the world economy and a responsible player that embraces win-win cooperation in global affairs.

“China’s stability is very important for the world; after all China has become the driving force of global economic development,” Ronnie Lins, director of the China-Brazil Center for Research and Business, told Xinhua.

Khairy Tourk, a professor with the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, spoke highly of China’s achievements over the past five years.

Tourk noted that China has maintained a spectacular pace of economic growth, kept the yuan stable amid many difficulties, reduced its debt and adopted innovative strategies.

In the eyes of Mahmoud Raya, director of “China in Arab eyes,” a news website in Lebanon, China’s presence in the international arena is not limited to the economy “as China is present at the political, security, military, cultural and social levels as well.”

As the 19th CPC National Congress will determine the direction of China’s development for the next five years and beyond, expectations are running high across the globe.

Khairy Tourk, who is also a China expert, said: “My expectation is that the country is going to be more open in the future. And this would allow more foreign direct investment by China overseas and foreign investment by multinationals in China itself.”

Paul Sheard, executive vice president and chief economist of S&P Global, an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City, expects that China will accelerate reforms that are needed to sustain longer-term growth even at the expense of lower short-term growth.

“China should continue deepening its reforms and legal system construction,” said Lins, a Brazilian expert, adding that along with social progress, the process of implementing reforms will meet more difficulties and a firmer determination is needed.

“I believe the CPC has such determination,” Lins said.

Others hope that China will play a more active role in addressing global challenges such as climate change and trade protectionism.

History proves that economic globalization and free, open economic policies will bring countries more benefits instead of damage, said Gerishon Ikiara, an international economics lecturer at the University of Nairobi.

The fact that China’s active participation in global economic cooperation and support for open and free global trade have benefited itself and all other countries across the world is a very good example, he added.

(Xinhua)

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