The vision of making people-centered development has been prolific by the relentless effort exerted in the fight against poverty, which enabled more than 60 million people to have lifted out of it and the poverty thereby headcount ratio dropped from 10.2 to less than 4 percent, he endorsed.
“With decades of hard work, socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era, which is a new historic juncture in China’s development” Xi said. “It will be an era that sees China moving closer to centre stage,” he added.
President Xi asserted that the ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’, “basically made possible for people to live decently, thus building of a moderately prosperous society to a successful completion”.
He addressed the congress that China’s rapid progress under ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’ shows there is “a new choice for other countries in solving their problems”.
“It means that the path, the theory, the system, and the culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics has kept developing, blazing a new trial for other developing countries to achieve modernization” Xi elaborated.
President Xi lays out a blue print for China’s future development which will be accomplished into several stages.
The first phase, from 2020 to 2035, drawn up to put China as a global leader in innovation, and China set to become world leader in terms of national and international influence in the second phase of the implementation, which is between 2035 and mid of 21st century.
President Xi on his remarks makes clear that China adheres to the fundamental national policy of opening up and pursues development with its doors open wide to the world.
China will also increase assistance to other developing countries, especially the least developed countries, and do its part to reduce the North-South development gap, Xi vows.
China remained Africa’s largest trading and investment partner, which has also helped to transform the continent’s infrastructure since recent years.
The 19th CPC National Congress will review the Party’s work since 2012 and chart a course of action to guide the nation’s development over the coming years under a new leadership elected by 2,300 delegates nationwide, which President Xi is expected to take office for the next term.