ZANU PF salutes the Chinese Communist Party as it turns 100

by | Jul 3, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

ZANU PF Youth League has sent a congratulatory message to the brotherly Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the occasion of their 100 year celebrations.

The CCP has been leading China since its formation in 1921.

In a statement, the Party’s Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Tendai Chirau said that China and Zimbabwe enjoyed the deep fraternal friendship that dates back to the days of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, a friendship that has continued to flourish and strengthen in the post-independence era.

The two sister Parties have continued to forge stronger ties in the fields of economics and international solidarity.

“China and Zimbabwe have profound traditional friendship, and we join these Centennial celebrations in full cognisance of the dear place that Zimbabwe reserves for China as an all-weather friend and strategic partner who has continued to help us since the days of our liberation struggle against colonial bondage,” he said.

Cde Chirau said ZANU PF First Secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa himself is proud product of the Chinese Communist Party run Peking University of Marxism, and the high profile Nanking Military Academy among others.

Cde Chirau praised China for its role in hand-holding Zimbabwe, a third world country, seeks to shake itself from the two decades-old illegal Western sanctions, and leapfrog decades of economic stagnation.

The CCP has been instrumental in empowering the Zimbabwean Youths through various Scholarship programs to Chinese Institutions, technology transfer and cultural exchanges.

“As youths, we reaffirm our resolve to continue strengthening the bonds of amity and cooperation between the Communist Youth League and the ZANU PF Youth League, promoting international friendship through exchange programmes, alleviating poverty, promoting education, science, culture and the arts, advance sport and tourism as we combat challenges faced by Zimbabweans,” continued Cde Chirau.

He expressed the Youth League’s readiness and willingness to continue collaborating with the Chinese Communist Party in anticipation of China’s envisaged “resurrection of the great Chinese nation by 2049 which dovetails with Zimbabwe’s own Vision 2030 of an Upper Middle Income Economy.

Zimbabwe has great lessons to learn from China’s economic advancement from the ” great leap forward” era of the 1950-1960 period of reform under such luminaries as Cdes Deng Xiaoping, Hu Jintao, and When Jiabao.

“Under General Secretary Xi Jinping, the revolutionary CCP has definitely spearheaded China’s injection of new momentum n shaping the future world order, politically and economically, cementing China’s all-important goal of overcoming poverty, the vision of the Party founding Chairman Mao Tse Tung.
The century has indeed been a solid 100 years full of activity and achievement,” he concluded.

China has continued to stand side by side with Zimbabwe in tomes if need.

Notable is how the Chinese government has solidly stood with Zimbabwe in the face of a devastating Covid-19 pandemic.

When the pandemic first reared its ugly head, the Chinese government seconded Medical personnel to Zimbabwe to assist in the expert management of the epidemic. They empowered local experts on how to deal with the disease.

Further on, the People’s Republic of China proved that they are more than just a friend, but an all-weather ally.

Their donated vaccines kick-started Zimbabwe’s now world-famous vaccination programme.

When the rest of Africa and the world have continued to wait for vaccines, Zimbabwe has been favoured with a priority status which guarantees an unlimited supply of vaccines for its population.

The Chinese intervention has seen Zimbabwe rollout a smooth vaccination program without clothes or shortage of vaccines at any given time.

Chinese State state-foundations have carried out or are still carrying out significant contractual infrastructural projects such as the Kariba South Hydro-Electric Power Station and the Hwange 7 and 8 generation units.