Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic receives an interview with Xinhua in Belgrade, Serbia, on Oct. 9, 2017. The Communist Party of China (CPC) has managed to create an impressive model of success that fits China's realities, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said ahead of the upcoming CPC congress. (Xinhua/Nemanja Cabric)
BELGRADE, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has managed to create an impressive model of success that fits China's realities, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said ahead of the upcoming CPC congress.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, "the specific model that China created so far has shown so many terrific results," the president said to Xinhua in an interview.
"Socialism with Chinese characteristics means something very important -- that China keeps its independence, its foreign policy and its sovereign state," he said, noting that China always makes decisions independently and in accordance with international law.
Meanwhile, innovation, reform and modernity have become keywords of China's progress and prosperity, and the CPC has led China to successfully implement a lot of difficult reforms in different fields and different social spheres, added the president.
The reason for China's achievements and confidence, Vucic said, lies in the CPC's strict self-governance, commitment to reform and sustainable development, promotion of Chinese culture, and contribution to the world.
He pointed out that anti-corruption forms the precondition for development and is essential to leading a party of some 89 million members.
CPC members "symbolize the future of all other people" in China and "need to be a role model to all the others," said the president, who also leads the ruling Progressive Party of Serbia.
The CPC's battle against corruption, he added, has given "significant strength" to the party's leadership to show the nation and the world that "China is very resolute" in the rule of law and in bringing higher living standards to the people.
Moreover, he pointed out that because of the CPC's development plans China has continued its long stretch of impressive growth, registering 6.9 percent in the first half of the year.
As a result, Europeans' skepticism of the Chinese model has faded away, noted the president.
In a nutshell, "China should stay with something that fits you, that brings you good results, and that is socialism with Chinese characteristics," said Vucic.
Since its 12th national congress in 1982, the CPC has always stressed "socialism with Chinese characteristics." The 19th congress, set to open on Oct. 18 in Beijing, is expected to set a blueprint for China to continue its growth and development plans.
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