by Jamil Bhatti
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has successfully put China on the fast track to rejuvenation by starting a solid process of reforms over the past five years, a Pakistani expert has said.
The CPC has lifted millions of people out of poverty through pursuing "sustainable economic progress," Khalid Rahman, director general of the Institute of Policy Studies in Islamabad, told Xinhua.
"The CPC's policies ... especially for those in remote and backward areas, to alleviate poverty are exemplary," Rahman said.
"We have also seen significant political reforms in the five years," he added, citing the CPC's moves to maintain discipline and curb corruption.
Lauding the CPC for its people-oriented policies and "innovative way of development," Rahman said the Chinese example of successfully conducting reforms in various sectors can help other states achieve similar development.
Noting that dozens of countries have joined the Belt and Road Initiative, Rahman said the China-proposed project has "yielded tremendous results" around the world. He was confident of its success because China was not only giving ideas and proposals to the related countries but also supporting them with funds and strong technical expertise.
China's investment in the countries along the Belt and Road has spurred common development and brought mutual benefit, he said.
The Belt and Road Initiative envisions reviving and upgrading the ancient Silk Trade routes for greater links between Asia, Europe and Africa vis-a-vis infrastructure, trade and people-to-people contacts. It comprises a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.