70 years on, China moves toward larger int'l role
China's miraculous development has it playing a greater role in international affairs, Kawa Mahmoud, secretary of Central Committee of the Kurdistan Communist Party/Iraq, said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
With the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China fast approaching, Mahmoud highlighted the great strides that China has made under the leadership of the Communist Party of China in building a socialism with Chinese characteristics.
China has experienced 40 years of reform and opening-up, yielding rapid economic growth that has made it the world's second biggest economy, Mahmoud said.
"After 40 years of China's reform and opening-up policy, it has become a successful experiment and it is useful not only for China, but for humanity as a whole," Mahmoud told Xinhua.
China has gained a greater role in the international community and its foreign policy has fostered a new type of international relations featuring peaceful development and building a community with a shared future for humanity, he said.
China's development has been instrumental in bolstering the development of other countries given China's policy of cooperation based on common interests, the party leader said.
Through the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the New Development Bank and other institutions, China has furthermore provided funding alternatives for developing countries, Mahmoud said.
China advocates a more open globalization, one that is more inclusive and balanced so that its benefits are shared by all, he said, adding that China's proposal to build a community with a shared future for humanity ensures the co-existence of countries under the banners of lasting peace and common prosperity.
China consistently strives for peace and prosperity and always calls for solving conflicts via dialogue and cooperation instead of resorting to threats and violence, he said.