|Ambassador Yang Houlan's Speech at Celebration Ceremony of 90th Anniversary of the Founding of CPC Held by Communist Party of Nepal(ML)
Respected Mr. Mainali, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal(ML),
Today is the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China. The Chinese people of all ethnic groups are holding various activities to celebrate this significant day. At this joyful moment, I feel honored to be invited to attend the ceremony held by Communist Party of Nepal (ML) in celebration of the founding of the CPC. I also have a good understanding of the Nepali people's profound friendship with China and CPC. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the organizer, Communist Party of Nepal (ML) , and to all of you present at the ceremony.
Since its establishment in 1921, the CPC has gone through a course of ninety years with ups and downs, and grown up from a small party with fifty members into a large ruling party which has a sixty-year experience of governance and eighty million party members. The development history of the CPC can be divided into three stages of revolution, construction and reform.
The first stage was from 1921 to 1949. The CPC led the Chinese people into victories over the War of Resistance Against Japan and resistance against imperialists. The CPC accomplished the historic mission of realizing national independence, and the people's liberation after it had overthrown the decayed ruling of the old government of China and established the People's Republic of China in 1949. The second stage started from 1949 to 1978. After the establishment of the PRC, with surrounding and blockade by imperialists, the CPC headed the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, braved difficulties on their own efforts. After an arduous struggle, an independent, comparatively integrated industrial system and national economic system was built, meanwhile a great many scientific and technical achievements were made, which laid initial foundation of materials for later reform and opening-up along with socialist construction. From 1979 till now is the third stage. The CPC made economic development as the central task of the CPC, and adopted reform and opening up. The CPC established marketing economic system of socialism step by step, and successfully found a path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Over the ninety years, China has grown from weakness to prosperity, and from self-enclosed to open. With the significant improvement of the national capacity and international status of China, the relations between China and the world have undergone profound changes. China needs the world, while the world also needs China.
The present world is undergoing tremendous developments, changes and adjustments. The progress towards a multi-polar world and economic globalization is developing in depth, the contemporary trend of peace, development and cooperation is growing stronger. The win-win cooperation has gradually turned into the common views of the international community, and countries have become increasingly interdependent. The reform of the global economic governance is being pushed forward, the emerging economies are keeping the momentum of rising, and the international balance of power is changing in favour of the maintenance of world peace and development.
Meanwhile, the deep impact of the international financial crisis has not yet been cleared up. There still exist uncertainties in the revival of the world economy, which makes the global financial governance a heavy responsibility. New contradictions and challenges are emerging in an endless stream, traditional and non-traditional security issues are intertwined, and global issues such as climate change, energy, resources and food security, and great natural disasters, have drawn universal attention. The international and regional hot issues rise one after another.
Facing the present situation, China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development, pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, positively develop relations with all other countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, play a constructive role in international and regional issues, and make positive contributions to push forward the building of a harmonious world of long-lasting peace and common prosperity.
Here, I want to put stress to three points,
First of all, China will continue to uphold the banner of peace, development and cooperation, and pursue a win-win strategy of opening up. China's development is not at the expense of other countries. China sticks to expanding the convergence of interests of all partners in order to share the fruits of cooperative development with those involved. China is sincerely hopeful to strengthen cooperation with all countries in the world including Nepal, and share the opportunities brought by the development of the global economy.
Secondly, as the largest developing country in the world, China has put consolidating and strengthening friendly cooperation with developing countries as the important cornerstone of its diplomacy. We will continue to increase solidarity and cooperation with them, cement traditional friendship, strengthen communication and coordination, expand practical cooperation and uphold the common interests of developing countries.
The last point is that China will continue to follow the foreign policy of friendship and partnership, in order to jointly create a peaceful, stable regional environment featuring equality, mutual-trust and win-win cooperation. We will continue to push forward the practical cooperation with our neighbors, strengthen communication among various fields, and further promote the traditional relationship between the Chinese people and the people of our friendly neighbors. China will forever act as a good neighbor, friend and partner of Asian countries.
The Communist Party of Nepal (ML), as an important force in the political arena, has kept good communication and cooperation with the CPC for many yeas and made great contributions to the comprehensive cooperative partnership between Nepal and China. From now on, we will continue to intensify the friendly relationship and cooperation with CPN (ML), and jointly push forward the friendly cooperation between the two countries and the two parties.
Thank you all !!