New leadership's first 100 days renew expectation for China
Updated: 2013-02-22 07:20
BEIJING - Friday marks the 100th day since the newly elected leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) took the helm of the world's second largest economy.
Throughout these past 100 days, whether it was the talk of the "Chinese dream," or the determination to carry out reforms, fight corruption, and stick to the path of peaceful development, the world has watched closely for how the new Chinese leaders would steer the country's ship of state to an even brighter future.
The Chinese dream
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said the "Chinese dream" was a long-cherished wish that had been held by generations of Chinese and a common aspiration of all of its people.
Overseas observers believe that, by underlining the "Chinese dream," the new CPC leadership has demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility for the renewal of the Chinese nation.
Alejandro Simonoff, an international studies expert at Argentina's National University of La Plata, said China, the world's second biggest economy, was now playing a key role in international organizations, such as the U.N. and the Group of 20.
The "Chinese dream" had set for the country's future development a goal that would electrify the country as a whole, he said.
James Oruko, a lecturer with Kenya's Egerton University, said the "Chinese dream" could help the country in accomplishing even greater achievements in promoting social welfare and economic growth.
The "Chinese dream" also means other countries will have more opportunities for development as they cooperate with China in a mutually beneficial manner.
Jose Luis Robaina, a renowned Cuban expert on China, said a strong, independent and stable socialist China was good for the whole world.