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Third volume of 'Xi Jinping: The Governance of China' released in Cambodia, drawing scores of readers

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-29 20:27

PHNOM PENH -- The third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched in Cambodia on Tuesday, attracting scores of readers from the Senate, the National Assembly and all ministries in the country.

Cambodian Senate's Secretary General Om Sarith and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian presided over the launching of the book's English version, held at the Senate's library.

The recently published volume collects 92 articles, including speeches, conversations, instructions and letters of Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, between Oct 18, 2017 and Jan 13, 2020.

The articles are divided into 19 topics and the volume also contains 41 photos of the Chinese leader during the same period.

Speaking at the event, Sarith said the book would provide Cambodian readers better understanding and knowledge of the Chinese leader and his thoughts on governance.

"I think that the book is really a treasure trove of knowledge for administering the country and is also an invaluable asset for China," he said.

"From the first to the third volume, these books have reflected President Xi's thoughts and strategies on governance, the Chinese Dream, methods for solving challenging issues, roadmaps for long-run development, and promoting a sense of community of shared destiny for mankind," he added.

Sarith also lauded China for lifting approximately 800 million people out of poverty in the past decades.

"China's poverty reduction is the greatest achievement in the human history," he said.

At the event, Wang said the series of the book have drawn attention from readers around the world, including Cambodia.

The ambassador said the book covers Xi's important thoughts in various fields such as reform, development and stability, domestic and foreign affairs, national defense, and governance of the CPC, the country and the military, among others.

He was confident that the new volume would help the international community and Cambodian readers better understand China's peaceful development as well as socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

Seng Vansay, secretary of state for the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, said the book is really useful for Cambodian officials and people to learn from China's experience in governance and in administering the country.

"In my personal view, it's very important because the book provides good contents in administering the country," she told Xinhua. "Cambodia can learn a lot of good points from this book for our national development because we see that China's state reform, anti-corruption, and poverty reduction strategies are very similar to our Cambodian government's Rectangular Strategy."

Nop Kuch, head of the Senate's Human Resources Development Department, said the book reflected Xi's thoughts on state reforms, economic development, anti-corruption, and poverty alleviation, among others.

"It's a core document and an experience for Cambodia to learn and to link between the Cambodian government's development strategy and the Chinese government's strategy, particularly under China's Belt and Road Initiative," he told Xinhua.

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