Since the opening of the 19th CPC National Congress on October 18, print, television and radio media outlets across Africa have given prominent coverage to the congress.
On the opening day of the congress, Mauritius Broadcasting Corp. broadcasted the event on prime time evening news. The report reviewed China’s achievements in economic construction, anti-corruption, foreign policy and other aspects in the past five years, stressing that under the leadership of the CPC, China adhered to its own path to build a modern socialist country.
Al-Ahram, a weekly newspaper in Egypt, published the report Xi Jinping Pledges to Build Modern Socialist Country and Will Remain Open to the World on its official website. The article listed the main points of the report and commented that the Chinese leaders’ insistence on the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics is the reason why the CPC stands out among the major governing parties in the world.
African countries also sent reporters to China to participate in the congress in order to learn more about the achievements of the CPC in recent years.
Défi Quotidien, a newspaper of Mauritius, sent journalists to China for first-hand reporting of the congress and China at large, with hopes to find experience that can be inspirational for the development of Mauritius. Their reports on China’s 19th CPC National Congress made a stir among Mauritian readers.
China-Africa relations has a long history and African countries are eager to learn how China changed from an agricultural-based country into the world’s second largest economy, and learn the CPC’s ruling and development experience.
With riding a high-speed train from Beijing to Tianjin, Abdulwaheed Odusile, President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, said China’s innovative and green development is "encouragement for other developing countries."
"If China can do it, other countries can do it as well. Beyond that, the development in China will be a lesson for other developing countries," Odusile said.