Peter Kagwanja, Founding President and Chief Executive of Kenya-based Africa Policy Institute, said African countries could learn from the governance practice and experience of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to achieve rapid development.
Kagwanja said over the past five years, China has become a very important and influential country in the world, and its achievements in political, economic and diplomatic areas have attracted the attention of the world, which is inseparable from the outstanding leadership of the CPC.
Kagwanja praised General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping's political thought in governing China. "Since Xi became general secretary and the president of China, we have seen that he always considers the relationship between China and the world in a peaceful and mutually beneficial way," he said. "He inspires the potential for the common development of all peoples to ensure that all countries and regions are included to share the benefits of global development. China’s achievements in poverty alleviation in recent years have proved Xi’s strong capability in governing a country," he added.
China’s democratic political system is different from that of Western countries, said Kagwanja, adding that African countries should learn more experience from the CPC in order to find a way to develop their own national conditions.
Kagwanja said he was confident of China’s future after the 19th CPC National Congress and the prospects of China-Africa cooperation are favorable.
"China has the largest tourist source in the world for the African tourism market and the achievements of economic cooperation between China and Africa are widely recognized," he said.
"African countries could benefit from China’s prosperity," said Kagwanja.