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TOKYO: China’s miraculous development is achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has always stuck to the purpose of serving the people, a Japanese politician has said.
“I went to China in 1981 to study, and now in 2021, China has developed at an incredible speed and created a miracle, which is what the Chinese people have achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China,” said Shoichi Kondo, secretary general of the Sino-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Union, in a recent interview here with Xinhua.
When he was a college student, Kondo was intrigued by China’s system, which is different from Japan’s, and decided to study in Beijing. At that time, shortly after China’s reform and opening up, Kondo had expected that China would grow, but its speed and sustainability still exceeded his expectation. “China is still in development today, and at a staggering rate. This is a miracle, a result of the (Chinese people’s) hard work,” Kondo said, recalling the past.
Since he was first elected as a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) in 1996, he has visited China frequently for about 70 times, making himself a witness of the earth-shaking changes in Chinese society in the past years.
Speaking about China’s success in completing poverty alleviation targets as scheduled, Kondo said: “I have also been to many cities over the years, and I have heard or witnessed many examples of local poverty alleviation. I think the role of politics is to solve the gap between the rich and the poor, and the Communist Party of China has faced up to poverty.