BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The election of China's new leadership is conducive to the country's development goals and will benefit the entire world, experts have said.
On Saturday, Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president by a unanimous vote at the annual session of the country's top legislative body.
Andrey V. Vinogradov, a research fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said the election of China's new leadership is conducive to its long-term stability and development and will promote China's efforts to establish a new type of international relations. The election will further promote China's proposal of building a community with a shared future for humankind.
Russia-China relations are at the best in history, he said, adding that he believes China's new leadership will continue to promote the healthy development of bilateral ties.
Pierre Picquart, an expert on China at the University of Paris VIII, said China is in need of a stable, united and strong leadership to lead the country toward achieving its national goals.
The new leadership will lead the Chinese people to build a better China and work with other countries to bring stability to the world, he added.
Gai Lin, secretary-general of the EU-China Friendship Group of the European Parliament, said the election of China's new leadership guarantees the country will build a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
It will also lay a solid foundation to build China into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful, said Gai.
Shahid Javed Burki, chairman of the Institute of Public Policy in Pakistan, said the world needs visionary politicians like Xi, who brings stability to the world.
Medhat Emam, editor-in-chief of China Weekly, an Egyptian newspaper, said China has witnessed extraordinary economic, social and political achievements at home over the past five years.
Cuban sinologist Jose Luis Robaina said Xi's leadership is fundamental for China to create a socialism based on Chinese characteristics.
A socialist, strong, united and stable China "benefits everybody because it contributes to strengthening a multi-polar world," said Robaina.
Kostas Guoliamos, rector of European University Cyprus, said China's efforts to expand innovation, combat corruption and eliminate poverty have provided the world with alternative choices to solving problems.
Guoliamos said he believes China has a bright future under the new leadership and is on course to realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
(Xinhua reporters Luan Hai in Moscow, Han Bing, Ying Qiang in Paris, Zhou Jun in Brussels, Liu Tian in Islamabad, Zheng Siyuan in Cairo, Zhang Zhang in Nicosia also contributed to the story.)