BEIJING, July 1, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), delivers a speech at a rally marking the 95th anniversary of the founding of the CPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, July 1, 2016. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- International scholars and experts Monday spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent speech at an event marking the 95th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
On Friday, Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, elaborated the Party's stances on how to enhance Marxism, advance national governance and promote China's peaceful development.
China should adhere to and never stray from the leadership of the CPC and socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said.
Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), said that "the CPC has stuck to socialism in the past several decades, which has not only alleviated the population of the unprecedented amount of poverty in history, but also turned China into the world's second-largest economy. That is an achievement of historic significance."
He said Xi attributed the CPC's success over the past years to upholding Marxism as its guiding principle and enriching its content in real governance.
The CPC has combined Marxism with China's national condition, which has not only secured the great success of China's revolution and development, but also inspired Indian political parties and people that aim to pursue a development path suited to India's real condition.
Commenting on Xi's emphasis on strengthening the whole Party's confidence in "the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics," Qiao Fengxiang, chairman of the U.S.-China Friendship Association in the United States, said that what Xi had said is "innovative and very meaningful."
"One who wants to stride ahead should not forget the path that was trodden. No matter how far we will travel and how bright a future we will have, we should not forget what we have experienced and why we set out," said Xi in his speech.
Kuang Jinrong, president of Thai-China Cultural Industries Group Co., LTD, said Xi's remarks are extremely relevant since "the CPC has always stood with the Chinese people as close as flesh and blood."
Hisao Shintaku, chief of the Kanto Japan-China Peace and Friendship Association in Japan, spoke highly of Xi's points, noting that "it is important for the current CPC to remember what it has endeavored to achieve, and hence develop China in a modest and down-to-earth manner."
Xi vowed to maintain zero tolerance for corruption inside the Party. India's Yechury said Xi's vigilance against corruption would defend the CPC from harmful corrosion in and outside China, so as to ensure the Chinese people's confidence in socialism and the CPC's leadership.
Xi also pledged in his speech that China will always follow a path of peaceful development and mutual benefit.
Qiao of the U.S.-China Friendship Association said that upholding the goal of peaceful development will not only enable the CPC to lead China toward prosperity, but also improve its presence in global governance, so as to make greater achievements in promoting world peace and development.