November 17, 2022 0 Comments
Dr. TALING: “Actions” are powered up by “ideas”. To understand the Chinese-style modernization, one needs to understand the ideology behind it. For my understanding, the main ideology that powers up the Chinese-style modernization can be resumed as “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. It’s a new set of thinking and way of living that characterize the Chinese people. It’s the guiding ideology of the comunist party of China Incarnated by it’s leader, the president Xi Jinping. It’s an ideology profoundly rooted in the Marxism, and thus, reflects a vision of social development and management. If not profoundly studied and understood, it won’t be possible to understand the Chinese-style modernization that is the immediate outcome of the “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. Western-style modernization as immediate outcomes of capitalism and individual ownership of wealth is very different and divergent from the Chinese-style modernization. As far as Africa is concerned, the poverty alleviation of the masses matter the most, and Africa could benefit from the Chinese experience of managing and lifting millions of people out of abject poverty in less than a decade. Africa welcomes China experience of development, and China-style modernization will be a source of inspiration for many African countries striving for prosperity.
China have made tremendous contributions in increasing the voice of developing countries in the global governance in many ways. First of all, China itself as a developing country, have increase its global status and it’s shares in global affairs. Let’s take the global pandemic covid-19 as an example, then it is easy to see how China has influenced and balanced the World Health Organization in favor of developing countries that were more vulnerable to the pandemic. Another example is the importance and consideration given by China to African countries through platforms such as FOCAC, BRI, BRICS, G20 as well as in the United Nations where China is calling for African countries to have permanent seats in the Security Council of the UN. China is also the main contributor to peacekeeping missions of the UN on the African Continent. We have also noticed the visit of top Chinese leadership on the continent of Africa these recent years under the president Xi Jinping and vice versa. Theses actions are concrete enough to demonstrate the commitment of China to increase the voice of developing countries in the global governance.
Dr. Taling Tene Rodrigue, is a Cameroonian reaseacher, Deputy director of the Center for Francophone Studies, Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University, China.
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