Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Ming at a Virtual Event Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China

(Credit: Chinese Mission to EU)

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU

On July 1, 2021, the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a virtual event and presents to the EU the glorious history and achievements of the CPC over the last century. Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, delivered a speech via video link. The full text is as follows.

Dear friends at home and abroad,

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). We are here to celebrate this joyful moment together with more than 90 million CPC members and people of all ethnic groups in China, as well as friendly political parties, organizations and people in Europe and all over the world.

The past 100 years of the CPC from 1921 to 2021 has also seen the nation standing up, growing rich and becoming strong. Therefore, to understand China, it’s essential to have a good knowledge of the Communist Party of China.

The CPC is the choice of history. 100 years ago, China was a poor and weak country subject to foreign aggression. To save the country, political forces of different kinds tried every possible way but all ended in failure. People came to realization that for the Chinese revolution to succeed, it must be led by an advanced class and political party. It was against this context that a group of progressive intellectuals saw hope in the scientific truth of Marxism-Leninism. By applying Marxism-Leninism into the Chinese workers’ movement, they founded the Communist Party of China. Since then, the Party has become the backbone of the Chinese revolution, leading the way forward for the nation. After 28 years of painful struggle led by the CPC, the Chinese people finally ended imperialism, feudalism and bureaucratic capitalism and founded the People’s Republic of China. This special part of history explains why more than 70 years on, the song “Without the Communist Party, there would be no New China” is still very popular across China.

The CPC is also the choice of the people. Over the past century, the Party has led the nation to victory through the revolution, development and reform, and taken socialism with Chinese characteristics into a new era. This is made possible because the CPC is from the people, of the people and for the people. It has no any special interests of its own and takes the people’s stand as its fundamental political stand. From a small party with 50 or so members at the beginning, the CPC has grown into the world’s largest party with over 90 million members. One of the greatest secrets to its success is its close association to the Chinese people. The CPC measured its performance against people’s support, approval and well-being. The CPC members have been at the forefront whenever difficulties occur, be it wars, disasters, poverty reduction or pandemic response.

The past 100 years of the CPC has also witnessed the deepening of exchanges between China and Europe. In fact, the CPC’s relationship with Europe can be dated back long before its birth, when a group of Chinese revolutionary pioneers worked and studied in Europe to pursue the truth, and gradually established firm belief in Marxism. After returning to China, they played a major part in the founding and development of the CPC. After 1949, the first major country in the West to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic was also from Europe. Half a century ago at an UN General Assembly, nearly all European countries voted in favour of resuming China’s legal seat at the UN. Moreover, the CPC has maintained exchanges regularly with major political parties in Europe and conducted experience sharing in state governance over the years.

The CPC leadership, generation after generation, has greatly valued and personally promoted the development of China-EU relations. Since diplomatic ties were established in 1975, the China-EU relationship has come a long way. It’s important to cherish the hard-won progress in bilateral relations. In the face of complex global challenges of various kinds, China will firmly follow Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, and follow through President Xi Jinping’s remarks on Europe. To develop our comprehensive strategic partnership, China and the EU should focus on mutually beneficial cooperation, engage in constructive dialogue, jointly address challenges, uphold and practice real multilateralism, and shoulder our shared responsibility as two major players, two major markets and two major civilizations.

The century-old CPC is in its prime and ready to embrace a bright future. Having experienced great sufferings in the past, the CPC and the Chinese people are keenly aware of the value of peace and development. China will remain a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a champion of international order. We are ready to continue to work with all parties to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

EU and China to do more in common if the global scene gets worse

Click and Download: your app is ready to help you save lives

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak

New Eurobarometer survey shows: The majority of Europeans think the EU should propose additional measures to address air quality problems

Public Health equality in a trench

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

Germany tries to save Europe from war between Ukraine and Russia

Long-term EU budget: It is not possible to do more with less, say MEPs

UN chief saddened at news of death of former US President George H.W. Bush

End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy

Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid

These tech start-ups are changing what it means to farm

Attack on Saudi facilities risks dragging Yemen into ‘regional conflagration’: UN Envoy

Celebrating the Customs Union: the world’s largest trading bloc turns 50

How to outsmart bias when you’re recruiting

Primary Healthcare vs Specialization Careers, how to promote PHC to the Young Health Workforce?

Haitian Foreign Minister calls for development reboot to close ‘striking gap’ between promises and action on ending poverty

This is how drones and other ‘tradetech’ are transforming international trade

European Democracy Action Plan: making EU democracies stronger

Why we need a blockchain bill of rights

Prospect of a nuclear war ‘higher than it has been in generations’, warns UN

Antitrust: Commission imposes binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets

How 3 MENA business leaders are building resilient companies post-COVID-19

Thousands of health professionals call on world leaders to prioritize a greener future, post-pandemic

Kenya wants to run entirely on green energy by 2020

COVID vaccination campaign. What are the challenges?

Greece bailout ends but with no substantial effect on citizens’ life

1 million citizens try to create a new EU institution

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

Statement by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, on the announcement to postpone the COP26

EU and US take decisive step to end aircraft dispute

How COVID-19 is making companies act for the long term

We need tech solutions that value human interaction more than ever

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears

The West and Russia accomplished the dismembering and the economic destruction of Ukraine

Guterres lauds UN peacekeeping, highlights need to bridge ‘critical’ gaps

How cities are failing to be inclusive – and what they can do about it

We must stop turning a blind eye to the world’s health crises

London wants to treat violent crime like a disease

Cybersecurity Act: build trust in digital technologies

MasterCard @ MWC14: Innovation in times of regulatory uncertainty

The digital revolution will transform the steel industry

‘Protracted crisis’ in Venezuela leads to ‘alarming escalation of tensions’: UN political chief

From battlefields to boardrooms: 3 steps to building high-morale teams

‘Act now with ambition and urgency’ to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

African cooperation on peace ‘increasingly strong’, Security Council told

European Green Deal: Commission presents actions to boost organic production

State aid: Commission approves €790 million Croatian guarantee scheme for companies with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak

How COVID-19 might help us win the fight against climate change

Civilians suffering due to sanctions must be spared ‘collective punishment’ urges UN rights expert

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

The UN came of age with the nuclear bomb. Time for it to step up to the AI era

How can we prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? 5 lessons from innovative schools around the world

How digital identity can improve lives in a post-COVID-19 world

How we measure stakeholder capitalism will determine our recovery

Commission disburses €14.1 billion under SURE to 12 Member States

How distorted is the EU labour market by this crisis?

UN study projects $32 billion loss for UK post no-deal Brexit

One for all? Are physicians prepared to deliver care to the LGBTQIA+ community?

Trade surplus up production down in Eurozone

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s