Editor's Note: Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has worked with all other countries to build a community with a shared future for mankind, which has boosted confidence and added impetus for development of Asia and the world. For the celebration of the 100th funding anniversary of the CPC, we are launching the “CPC in eyes of foreign military students” series, viewing China and CPC from the perspective of foreign soldiers.
By Mozambican Lieutenant Leopoldo Romao Faustino GUNE
When I first came to China, I was deeply attracted by the beautiful scenery, advanced technology and tranquil society. China's economic prosperity and social stability are created by the hard-working and intelligent Chinese people nunder the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC). In China’s more than 40 years of reform and opening up, I wondered most how China could turn its huge population of over one billion people into the talents needed for the country’s development. I think the answer is education.
China implements the nine-year compulsory education. China has also enacted a compulsory education law to protect everyone's right to education. According to data from relevant departments, China's nine-year compulsory education achieved a coverage rate of 100 percent as early as 2014, benefiting hundreds of millions of students and families.
During an on-site teaching activity in rural areas organized by the PLA Army Logistics University, I learnt that China has been committed to expanding education investment in poverty-stricken areas to improve educational conditions in these areas through measures such as constructing new school buildings, improving teachers' treatment and increasing vocational skills training.
According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, people can pursue higher levels of happiness only after satisfying their basic needs. The CPC and the Chinese people are obviously more foresighted. Even when the economic conditions were not good, they never forgot the popularization and development of education. This vision of building a powerful country through education reflects the wisdom of the CPC. The Chinese people, who have got rid of poverty, are pursuing a better life.
Under the leadership of the CPC, China has achieved great development and made concrete efforts to promote the initiation of building a community of shared future for mankind put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping. In My motherland, Mozambique, many students can get the opportunity to study in China by applying for scholarships issued by the Chinese government. I am also one of the beneficiaries. During my stay in China, I learned a lot of professional knowledge and witnessed the real China. Now, I have returned to Mozambique, I am making my due contributions to national development with the knowledge I learned in China, and at the same time, I have become part of the profound brotherly friendship between China and Mozambique and will do mey best to ensure it be passed on from generation to generation.
Building a powerful nation through strengthening education is only one aspect of the CPC's wisdom. The CPC regards the happiness of the Chinese people and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as its original aspiration and mission, and is committed to making contributions to the global development and the well-being of the world’s people. I think that is why the CPC is still full of vitality after a century of vicissitudes.
(This article is based on an interview by the PLA Daily with Lieutenant Leopoldo Romao Faustino GUNE assigned to Mozambican Armed Forces, who had once studied at China's PLA Army Logistics University.)