By Shiran Illanperuma/Xinhua
Colombo, January 1 : The Communist Party of China (CPC) is offering benefits to all mankind with its success in building socialism, said
Over the past 100 years since its founding in Shanghai in 1921, the CPC has made miraculous achievements and further developed Marxism-Leninism, the party leader told Xinhua in a recent interview.
“Capitalism took centuries to develop through exploitative methods and wars, but socialist China has been able to achieve economic development peacefully within a matter of a few decades,” Weerasinghe stressed.
Noting that China under the leadership of the CPC has achieved the objective of eradicating poverty by 2020 and is now on the path of achieving socialist modernization, Weerasinghe said he has no doubt that the CPC is capable of making China a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020 and a modern socialist country by 2049.
The coming years would be crucial for the development of socialism in China and would require the strong, centralized leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core, he said.
“The international communist movement will be strengthened with the success of building socialism in China. All mankind will benefit,” Weerasinghe said.
Touching upon the COVID-19 pandemic, Weerasinghe said as the first country to identify and largely defeat COVID-19, China has been providing technical assistance to other countries and actively supporting the World Health Organization’s COVAX program, which aims to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for all participating countries, delivering on the expectations of other developing countries.
The achievements in combating the COVID-19 pandemic has proved the capabilities of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Weerasinghe noted.
“The CPC’s genuine commitment and dedication to a community with a shared future for mankind is proven beyond doubt by the way it is facing the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.