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How party-to-party communication helps nation and the world

By An Baijie | China Daily | Updated: 2017-10-22 07:46
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The Communist Party of China has improved party-to-party communications with political entities overseas to exchange experiences of governance, a move that analysts believe has benefited China and the rest of the world.

According to the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, the CPC has maintained contacts and cooperation with more than 600 political parties from more than 160 nations.

President Xi Jinping has attached great importance to party-to-party exchanges on many different occasions, including meetings with foreign leaders, writing and sending congratulatory letters and visiting other countries.

In March, Xi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sent congratulatory letters to the sixth meeting of the China-Russia ruling party dialogue mechanism and the fifth China-Russia political party forum held in the Russian city of Kazan.

The CPC and the United Russia party have maintained frequent close exchanges, which has made positive contributions to strengthening developments on both sides and safeguarding global peace, Xi said in his letter.

While meeting with visiting President Bounnhang Vorachit of Laos in Beijing in May, Xi called for deeper party-to-party cooperation and stressed mutual understanding of governance to enhance the capacity to rule.

The CPC would like to communicate and cooperate with political parties and organizations in all countries and regions on the basis of independence, equality, mutual respect and no interference in internal affairs, Xi said in his speech to mark the 95th anniversary of the founding of the CPC in July last year.

While meeting with representatives of the Asian Political Parties Silk Road Conference in October 2015, Xi said dialogue between the CPC and other political parties in Asia will boost cooperation on building the Belt and Road Initiative and benefit all people in particapting nations along its routes.

A growing number of political parties and their leaders hope to learn from the experience of the CPC and the way it has led China to achieve rapid development, according to Song Tao, minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, speaking on China Central Television.

Jin Yong, a professor of international relations at the Communication University of China, said exchanges between the CPC and foreign political parties are more pragmatic nowadays, and the international community better understands the CPC's thoughts about governance through such practices.

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