What is Chinese path to modernization?

Source:CCTV.com 17-03-23 07:28 Updated BJT
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CCTV.com has talked with scholars and specialists from the U.S., the United kingdom, Brazil, Pakistan and India on Chinese path to modernization and shares their insights below: 

From left: David Ferguson, Zafar Uddin Mahmood, Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, Yasir Masood, Suvam Pal

From left: David Ferguson, Zafar Uddin Mahmood, Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, Yasir Masood, Suvam Pal

David Ferguson, from the United Kingdom, English editor of President Xi Jinping's The Governance of China books, comments:

"From the very time the Communist Party of China (CPC) was founded, one of its two fundamental goals was the well-being of the Chinese people. Nobody must be left behind; In terms of its relationship with other countries, China's modernization is one of mutual development. To help other developing countries to develop during the course towards modernization is an idea of win-win; China is now taking the lead in specific areas, in terms of clean energy, solar panels, and forestation. China is now very clearly on a path to green development."

Zafar Uddin Mahmood, former Special Envoy for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) believes:

"Chinese modernization is going to benefit not just the few, but every Chinese individual. I have travelled extensively in China, ranging from Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to provinces such as Guizhou and Hunan. China has achieved coordinated regional development. I see it is a modernization with Chinese characteristics. Chinese modernization is going to benefit every Chinese individual. China, instead of following one country or another, has created its own development plan, and we could see the results today."

Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, points out: 

"In western culture, modernization means the majority of economic modernization, a modern infrastructure, a modern economy. In China, 'modernization' means much more than that. It means the modernization of institutions, education, and of the Chinese political system. You cannot achieve common prosperity if you don't modernize institutions, education, governance.

Yasir Masood, Beijing-based Pakistani strategic and political analyst, said:

China's development path has taken major strides from being a fast-paced economy now to a high-tech economy. Its modernization and its success in itself carry many lessons for other developing states to emulate and implement suited to the respective country's dynamics. 

Suvam Pal, independent Pakistani journalist, author & documentary filmmaker, said:

The Chinese modernization helped the country create a foundation for its growth and prosperity and has been a backbone of China's whole-process people's democracy. 

Editor: Zhoufujing
17-03-23 07:28 BJT
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