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China journeys to sustainable development

By Khalid Taimur Akram | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2023-09-18 07:20
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A farmer works in a field in Shayu village of Panzhou city, Guizhou province, Feb 9, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

Under the visionary leadership of the Communist Party of China, Beijing has adopted a people-centric approach to alleviate poverty (it has already eradicated absolute poverty in the country), advance high-quality development, and improve the wellbeing of the people, which aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the past few decades, China's economic advancement and transformation have helped the country lift about 800 million people out of extreme poverty, setting an example for other developing countries how to harmonize their aspirations for economic development with social development.

The Chinese government's investments in infrastructure, education and healthcare have played a vital role in improving the quality of life of the Chinese people, and reflect its progress especially toward achieving SDG 9(build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation), SDG 4(ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) and SDG 3(ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages).

China's efforts to realize common development and common prosperity resonate with the 2030 Agendas foundational principle of fostering international partnerships for the betterment of all societies, especially SDG 17 (strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development).

A shared goal of China's leadership, an aspiration embraced by the global community, is to put people first and safeguard lives globally, which serves as a potent catalyst for countries seeking to bolster their public healthcare system and improve medical services, and ensure the well-being of their people.

Collaboration and cooperation with China is a profound way for developing countries to boost their trade and enhance their knowledge in order to pursue shared development and common prosperity on a global scale.

As for improving human rights, in China it means not only safeguarding and advancing the rights of each individual but making sure they lead a healthy and economically fruitful life. This means providing quality education and healthcare for all, generating jobs for the youth, caring for the elderly and creating a healthy living environment by taking concerted climate actions. China's measures to lift about 800 million people out of extreme poverty, foster global collaboration, and improve the quality of education underscore the transformative power of the pursuit of common prosperity.

China's rapid strides in the fields of education and healthcare exemplify its common development approach, which has helped improve people's well-being and promote qualitative, sustainable economic development.

The country's commitment to progress is evident in its efforts to promote common prosperity. With strong determination and dedication, China is passing through its golden age of development, marked by its pursuit of sustainable, high-quality, innovation-driven development and sustained advancements in all sectors.

As China proceeds on this trajectory, it fortifies the foundation of shared human progress, a testament to its commitment to help build a better world for all.


The author is executive director of the Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future, Islamabad.

The views don't necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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