By Amin Kef Sesay
Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Hu Zhangliang has said that his country’s miraculous development has it playing a greater role in international affairs nd shaping the world’s economy by maintaining peace and tranquility.
With the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China fast approaching, Ambassador Hu highlighted the great strides that China has made under the leadership of the Communist Party of China in building 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. After 40 years of 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.”
China he said 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.
The Ambassador said China’s development has been instrumental in bolstering the development of other countries given China’s policy of cooperation based on common interests.
Through the establishment of the Exim Bank, the New Development Bank and other institutions, China has furthermore provided funding alternatives for developing countries.
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.
Ambassador Hu Zhangliang averred that consistently they strive for peace and prosperity and always calls for solving conflicts via dialogue and cooperation instead of resorting to threats and violence, he said.