BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- As China's top legislative body on Thursday approved a development blueprint for the next five to 15 years to guide the country's march toward modernization, experts worldwide have spoken highly of China's commitment to high-quality development, which they believe will continue to bring benefits to the world.
Jean Emmanuel Pondi, professor of international relations with the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, said "the new development stage implies the new historic juncture China now stands at."
"This stage is of great importance in China's development process and will further consolidate the foundation for realizing the Chinese Dream" of national rejuvenation, he said, adding that "as the world's second largest economy, its development plan will have a direct impact on the world."
Hisham el-Zimaity, secretary general of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, said that "the 14th Five-Year Plan deeply coincides with the efforts made by many developing and friendly countries, including Egypt," and offers opportunities for their cooperation.
Despite increasing downward pressure over the years, China has been steadfast in resisting the old ways of economic expansion, which severely affected the environment, as leadership repeatedly underscored that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets."
Shi Yongfeng, associate professor of Business School of National University of Singapore, noted that China has emphasized the new development concepts of innovation, coordination, green development, openness and sharing and been actively replacing traditional energy with clean energy, adding that it will not only contribute to the sustainable development of China's economy, but also promote the sound, balanced and sustainable development of the global economy.
Mher Sahakyan, director of the China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research in Armenia, noted that the Chinese government has stood firm on solving China's environmental problems by pursuing high-quality development based on local conditions.
This has fully demonstrated to the outside world the firm determination of the Chinese government to achieve all-round and harmonious development and deliver the fruits of development to all the people, the expert said, adding that China's development approach can be used as a reference for other developing countries. Enditem