BEIJING – The Communist Party of China (CPC) continues to improve living conditions of people of the country, providing valuable experience for political parties across the world on long-term governance.
While very few ruling parties in the world have been at the helm for more than 30 years, the CPC has been governing the country for 68 years.
China is constantly creating social and economic miracles, showcasing its growth path based on socialism with Chinese characteristics.
The key to the Chinese miracle is the extraordinary long-time leadership of the CPC, Robert Kuhn, an American expert on China, pointed out.
The CPC has combined Marxism with China's conditions on the ground to create a unique ideology shaped by Chinese characteristics.
BUILT FOR PUBLIC, WORK FOR PEOPLE
This April, Uruguayan Broad Front Party President Javier Miranda led a delegation to Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province to study China's targeted poverty relief work. What he witnessed left him deeply impressed.
Under CPC leadership, China has not only maintained rapid economic growth, but also let the development fruits benefit wide-ranging areas including the people's living conditions, health care and public education.
Javier Miranda, Presidemt, Broad Front Party, Uruguay
As president of a ruling party for three terms, Miranda knew only too well how difficult it was for a party to rule for a long term.
The most important responsibility of a ruling party is to ensure social justice and equity, and the CPC has established an example for other ruling parties, he said.
"Under CPC leadership, China has not only maintained rapid economic growth, but also let the development fruits benefit wide-ranging areas including the people's living conditions, health care and public education," he said.
This experience is something foreign ruling parties can learn from, he added.
The key to the CPC's success is that the party always takes the people as the center of development. It insists on developing for the people, by the people, and sharing achievements with the people.
"CPC officials know the Chinese people well. They always put the public interest first, which is the fundamental difference between the CPC and ruling parties in Western countries," said Aikyn Konurov, secretary of the Central Committee of the Kazakh Communist People's Party.
When interpreting China's development miracle, Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew said it is the most capable figures among 1 billion-plus people who are steering the country to greatness.
The CPC attaches great importance to party building and appoints officials based on their performance and competence to ensure solid governance. Furthermore, the party is constantly strengthening discipline within its ranks.
Specifically, the CPC has established the Central Inspection Group, which is considered an intra-party strategic method to protect itself from being contaminated by any political speculator.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, the CPC Central Committee under Xi Jinping's leadership has insisted on addressing the "four forms of decadences (si feng)" – formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance.
The party's crackdown on corruption and other misconduct shows the general public the CPC's ambitions to eliminate injustice in order to raise the morale of the party and the people.
Gustavo Girado, head of Argentine consulting firm Asia & Argentina, said the CPC can plug up loopholes in its system because it excels in self-correction.
The anti-corruption campaign launched by Xi is a good example of this, Girado added.
STRATEGIC WISDOM, PLANNING FOR FUTURE
While there exists a so-called "economic cycle of elections" in the West, the CPC has guaranteed the long-time stability of the state's fundamental policies, according to Professor Huang Xianghuai of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC.
Having benefitted from successive governing, the CPC has built up its capacity for formulating strategies for the country's economic and social development.
"China is fully confident of the future," said Konurov from the Kazakh Communist People's Party, "because it has planned every step and will never give up the goal of working for the well-being of the people."