CPI-M lauds Chinese communists for economic growth


New Delhi : Indian communist parties have congratulated the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is holding its 17th National Congress to choose a new leadership and policies for the country, for China’s economic growth, and stressed that stronger ties between the two countries would bring peace and stability in the region.

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In separate messages, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have lauded the Chinese government for “impressive economic advances” and the “tremendous achievements in various fields”.

The message sent by CPI-M central committee took note of the “impressive economic advances made by China following the 1978 historic CC (central committee) plenary session (during which China launched its reforms) decisions on reforms for ushering in socialist modernisation in China”.

“The tremendous economic strides made by China during these decades, unaffected by the worldwide capitalist recession, are receiving worldwide attention,” the message said.

It also said the CPI-M was confident that relations between the peoples of China and India would continue to improve and this in turn would contribute to peace and stability in the region.

“The continuing close fraternal relations between the CPI-M and the CPC, we are confident, will further (be) strengthened in the future, contributing to this process.”

The party said the 17th Congress of the CPC, which is expected to prepare an economic and social blueprint for the next five years for the country, would facilitate further growth and consolidation of socialism in China.

The CPI-M said the CPC Congress was taking place in a very complex international situation when “imperialism, led by the US, utilising the post-September 11, 2001 situation, is launching fresh offensives to establish its hegemony worldwide”.

“Simultaneously, imperialism is seeking to emerge from the global economic recession by intensifying the economic exploitation of the developing countries and shifting the burdens of the crisis on to them.”

It also alleged that US imperialism was seeking to “subvert” the process of multipolarisation and impose unipolarity under its leadership.

CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan also sent a greeting to the CPC where he said China has yielded big results in the progress of socialist modernisation, and has attained the major goals set forth by the last Congress.

He said the communist leadership had united and led the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in building socialism with Chinese characteristics, and had made tremendous achievements in various fields.

The four-day plenum of the CPC ended Thursday.