ISTANBUL, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The economic success and growing influence China has achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) show that the Asian country represents hope for mankind, said a Turkish political party leader.
In a recent written interview with Xinhua, Dogu Perincek, chairman of the Patriotic Party, highlighted China's achievements in building socialism and its solidarity with the developing countries.
That has turned China and the CPC "into a source of hope for the whole humanity," he said ahead of the 19th CPC National Congress, which opened Wednesday in Beijing.
"China today represents hope for the whole humanity," said Perincek. "We have to keep that hope alive. Hope for a world free of imperialism, a world of free and independent nations, a multipolar world, a world that is following the path of shared growth."
In Perincek's view, the greatest success of the CPC lies in that it has given the Chinese people "confidence," which he believes has contributed to China's economic growth and its strength in defending free trade.
"Every time I visited China, I encountered a new China," said Perincek, who has visited China nine times. "I always returned to Turkey with the feelings of both surprise and admiration."
The "Chinese model" will gain followers in the coming years, he added.
Noting that China has promoted sustainable development and actively participated in efforts to combat climate change, he said China is playing a vital role in building a "new world order" and a "multipolar world."
Beyond that, he added, China is advancing common development and prosperity through cooperative platforms such as the Belt and Road Initiative.
Perincek said the Belt and Road Initiative is of great importance in building a multipolar world and promoting the Eurasian continent as a space for shared growth.
"This initiative starts the Asian Age, and builds the backbone of Eurasia and the path humanity will follow," he said.