BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Paying close attention to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), foreign government officials, politicians and media said that the event would chart the course of China's future development and have an influence on the world.
Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolaj Wammen said on Tuesday that the 18th CPC National Congress, which opened in Beijing Thursday, has drawn wide attention in China and overseas, as it would have significant influence on the world.
A day later, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Tozik said that the congress would ensure continuity in China's foreign and domestic policy, adding that the more successful China develops, the greater impact it can have on world peace and stability.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, French left-wing leader, said in a recent interview that China's development was "a chance for all mankind."
"China, through its rise as well as the relaying of its domestic market, can be a power which will be able to pacify international economic relations by providing the world with a pole of stability," he added.
Hailing the CPC congress as an "event of great significance," Pham Van Linh, a senior official of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), said on Nov. 4 that the CPC will set forth major guidelines to solve its current problems and open a new chapter for the country's development.
The deputy head of the CPV Central Committee's Commission for Propaganda and Education wished the ongoing CPC congress a great success, saying the CPV and the Vietnamese people are confident that under the leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people will certainly attain greater achievements in building a commonly prosperous and harmonious society.
An article, posted on the BBC website on Nov. 2, said "China's economic rise -- an annual growth rate of 10 percent for more than 30 years -- has been masterminded by the Chinese state."
"It is the most remarkable economic transformation the world has seen since the modern era began with Britain's industrial revolution in the late 18th century," it added.