Congratulation by H.E. Dr. Xiao Jianguo, Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste, published on Timor Post
2021-09-27 16:56

On September 27th Timor Post carried a congratulatory message, both in English and Tetun, by Ambassador Dr. Xiao Jianguo entitled " Warmly Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China ". The full text is as follows:

October 1st 2021 marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The Chinese nation is a great nation with an uninterrupted history of civilization dating back more than 5,000 years. After the Opium War of 1840, however, China found itself plunged into a semi-feudal and semi-colonial society. It endured intense humiliation, its people were pushed into darkness, and the ancient Chinese civilization lost its way. Facing this, the Chinese nation chose to rise up and fight with indomitable spirit to save the nation from subjugation.

The founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in July 1921 profoundly changed the destiny of Chinese nation and delivered it a new future. Under the leadership of CPC, the people of all ethnic groups in China, after 28 years of arduous struggle, proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China to the world on October 1st,1949. This day is of epoch-marking significance. It has become an important milestone for the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation and ushered in a new era of China's development. Since then, China has ended the tragic situation of being invaded and enslaved for more than a century, and has achieved national independence; the Chinese nation has freed itself from humiliation and stood in the east of the world with a brand-new posture.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the CPC has led the Chinese people to build a strong China through hard work and self-reliance. The Chinese nation has achieved the tremendous transformation from standing upright to becoming prosperous and growing in strength. It is now the world's second largest economy, moving closer to the center of the world stage with its composite strength growing significantly. It has thriving cosmopolitan cities, beautiful and harmonious countryside, advanced infrastructure, a safe and convenient transport network, a dynamic market, and a stable and orderly society. Its people are leading a comfortable life to which they have aspired for several thousand years, and they are working towards common prosperity.

The rise of China is a rejuvenation of a five-thousand-year-old civilization and an unstoppable historical force. Its rise is peaceful, which brings benefits to the rest of the world rather than exports colonization, aggression or war. China would like to work together with all other countries to build a beautiful homeland of a community of a shared future for mankind. Time will prove that it is wrong to look at China with the Western "hegemonic thinking", and the attempt to contain China by so-called "China Threat Theory" will be totally in vain.

China and Timor Leste enjoy a long-standing friendship. China firmly supports the just cause of the Timorese people in seeking independence and is the first country to recognize Timor Leste's independence. Since the independence of Timor Leste, successive Timorese Governments have firmly adhered to the one-China principle, the relations between the two countries have been continuously strengthened, high level interactions have been maintained, cooperation of various fields has been close, and the "Belt and Road" cooperation has achieved remarkable results. In the face of the sudden breakout of the Covid-19 epidemic, the two countries have helped each other to overcome the hard time, which has strengthened both the friendship and bilateral relations between the two countries.

Next year, China and Timor Leste will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. The development of bilateral relations will witness important opportunities. China is ready to work with Timor Leste to continue to push for new and greater development of China-Timor Leste relations and cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples.

Warmly celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China!

Wish China prosperity and the people happiness!

Wish the friendship between China and Timor Leste last forever!

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