Foreign diplomats in China have hailed the country's development
blueprint for the next five years starting from 2021 and said that
China's development will create opportunities for other countries amid
the global economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cypriot Ambassador to China Antonis Toumazis, who attended a briefing
in Beijing on Monday on the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central
Committee of the Communist Party of China, held at the end of last
month, said China has got a "detailed and ambitious" blueprint for its
development in the next five years, which will help promote world
economic recovery while enhancing its socioeconomic growth.
The world's major economies, such as the United States and the
European Union, should work together with China to get the global
economy out of recession at an early date, Toumazis said.
The Party meeting attracted international attention as it adopted the
CPC Central Committee's proposals for the formulation of the 14th
Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for National Economic and Social Development
and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035.
The policy document laid out specific targets for China to basically
become a modern socialist country by 2035, and it stressed the need to
step up the building of the "dual-circulation" development pattern in
the next five years given the changes in the domestic and international
Senior diplomatic officials from more than 100 countries, including
over 60 ambassadors, attended the briefing organized by the
International Department of the CPC Central Committee. They expressed
strong interest in China's new development pattern, which takes the
domestic market as the mainstay while the domestic and international
markets complement each other.
Fernando Lugris, Uruguay's ambassador to China, said he understands
China aims to leverage its vast market to expand domestic consumption
and imports in the next five years, so multinational companies can seize
the opportunity to actively involve themselves in China's development
for mutual benefit and win-win results.
Foreign countries, including Uruguay, need to understand the value of
China's upcoming five-year plan and learn about the increased
opportunities for cooperation with China, Lugris said.
Luis Diego Monsalve Hoyos, Colombian ambassador to China, said he was
aware that China remains committed to expanding opening-up while
tapping the potential of its domestic market.
He said that many countries, including Colombia, are very willing to
develop cooperation with China and access the Chinese market.
Speaking at the briefing, Song Tao, minister of the International
Department of the CPC Central Committee, said that the new development
pattern comes as China has to cope with various challenges in economic
He said that the Fifth Plenary Session has given a strong impetus to
China's development, and at the same time, will inject confidence into
world economic recovery and create more opportunities for other