Tusk hails "clear and important message" CPC congress conveys

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-09 10:43:49|Editor: Mengjie
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Ambassador Zhang Ming (L), new chief of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU), presents the credentials to European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 8, 2017. (Xinhua)

BRUSSELS, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday hailed the "clear and important message" conveyed by the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Tusk made the remarks when he received the credentials presented by Ambassador Zhang Ming, the new head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU).

The CPC congress conveyed a clear and important message that China will maintain its stability and predictability for quite a long time, Tusk said, stressing that it has a significant impact not only on China, but also on the world.

The EU attaches great importance to China and prioritizes EU-China relations in the bloc's foreign policy, said Tusk, adding that he sets a premium on the good working and personal relations with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

"I believe that the EU and China will cooperate in broader areas with brighter prospects," said Tusk.

Tusk was briefed by Zhang on the CPC congress held on Oct. 18-24 in Beijing.

In his report to the CPC congress, Xi said that the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a "new era." He spelled out a two-stage development plan for the country to become a "great modern socialist country" by the middle of the century.

In the first stage from 2020 to 2035, China will build on the foundation created by the moderately prosperous society with another 15 years of hard work, to ensure that socialist modernization is basically realized, according to the plan.

By the mid-21st century, China will become a global leader in terms of composite national strength and international influence, Xi said.