China’s governance system, modernization process offer lessons for other countries: Bangladeshi politicians

Bangladeshi veteran politicians have praised China’s governance system and modernization process, saying China’s development strategies offer lessons for other countries, reports Xinhua.
   Praises have poured in from Bangladeshi Planning Minister MA Mannan while speaking at the event titled “Modernization of System and Capacity for Governance – A Chinese experience” here on Sunday.
   The Bangladesh-China Silk Road Forum organized the dialogue, bringing together Bangladeshi political, economical and financial veterans to share insights. The dialogue focused on China’s achievements in the modernization of governance and their relevance for Bangladesh in its development strives.
   Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming, former Bangladeshi Industries Minister Dilip Baura, former Bangladeshi Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu, among others, spoke at the event.
   They lauded achievements of China in socio-economic developments and highly appraised the fast development of China-Bangladesh relations since the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Bangladesh in 2016 and back visits of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to China over the past years, and expressed their heartfelt thanks to the assistance that China had provided so far to Bangladesh in its efforts for development.
   “Today China has emerged as a major economic power,” Bangladeshi Planning Minister Mannan said and attributed largely Chinese development to governance system and continuous modernization process.
   “China is playing a global role. We’re with China,” the Bangladeshi minister termed China as a close friend of Bangladesh.
   Speaking as the chief guest, he appreciated the China-proposed initiatives including the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank which the minister said are aimed at supporting global developments.
   “There are so many large projects China financed in Bangladesh and it planned to finance many more development projects,” he added.
   Presenting a keynote paper in the roundtable, Munshi Faiz Ahmad, former chairman of the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), said, “Although there are many differences in our systems of governance, there are many similarities in our visions, aspirations and goals.”
   He said, “So certainly there are many things that we can learn from and many ideas that we can try in our efforts at development and modernization by adapting them to our needs and realities. ”
   In his speech, ex-Bangladeshi Information Minister Inu said coordinated, shared, innovative and open development models helped China to ensure its development benefits for all of its people.
   Speaking as the special guest, Chinese Ambassador Li said since its founding, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has established its purpose as “serving the people.”
   Led by the CPC, he said the great journey of the Chinese nation towards a wealthy, strong and democratic country and the realization of the Chinese Dream will always feature four key phrases – the leadership of the Party, the people as the masters of the country, supervision of the exercise of power, and peaceful and win-win cooperation.
   “With an even more profound and friendly Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between us, China is willing to work with Bangladesh to promote our traditional friendship, consolidate the strategic cooperation, deepen our mutual trust, and usher in a promising future pictured in the Chinese Dream and the Sonar (golden) Bangla dream.”  Enditem