Interview: CPC leadership key to China's development -- Cuban party official

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-20 21:46:30|Editor: An
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HAVANA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has properly guided China's development and created a "really admirable" future for its economy, a senior official of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) has said.

Jose Ramon Balaguer, head of the international relations department of the PCC Central Committee, made the remarks during a recent interview with Xinhua.

"The CPC has properly guided China's development in the last few decades, administered the state and consolidated national defense by strengthening the armed forces," he said.

The PCC official described China as one of the "most active and important" economies in the world, saying "the prospects for the Chinese economy are really admirable."

"It has been a challenge to tackle the current problems resulting from the global economic crisis, the reshuffling of spheres of influence, and energy, the environment and food insecurity, among others. China, with the CPC's leadership, has emerged victorious from these challenges," he said.

Balaguer also praised China for its larger influence and role in the international arena.

"China promotes a multipolar world with peaceful coexistence as a fundamental pillar, as well as development and cooperation among all countries equally," he said.

Meanwhile, he lauded the CPC leadership for maintaining a socialist path in China's development. "We believe that in recent years China has ensured the continuity of socialism with Chinese characteristics," he said.

"The leadership of the CPC has focused on the fight against corruption at all levels as something necessary to further refine socialism with Chinese characteristics," he added.

In his opinion, the confidence of the Chinese people in the CPC has increased in recent years because the CPC seeks to address social problems and draws up policies of great importance.

Balaguer stressed that the Chinese experiences in building socialism have set an example worthy of study and analysis for developing countries like Cuba, which is updating its social and economic models.

"Each country develops according to its own characteristics and the geopolitical context where it is located," said Balaguer.

Cuba, whose conditions are not the same as China's, has analyzed many of China's experiences and tried to adapt them to Cuba's reality, he said.