(October 21, 2021; Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel)


Mr. Charles Onunaiju, Director of Centre for China Studies,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning!


I am very delighted to attend today’s Public Presentation of A Book “A century of the Communist Party of China: Why Africa should engage its experience”. It is a very good book and I strongly recommend you to read it. This book introduces and comments the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) through a perspective of a Nigerian scholar. And also to my pleasant surprise, the book has dedicated chapters on the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and on the CPC’s world vision. As you may know, this year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the X founding of the CPC. 100 years ago, the CPC had only 58 members; 100# – yeas later, the membership has grown up to more than 95 million nowadays. The CPC has developed into the largest ruling party in the world, and brought tremendous changes to China. Why could such brilliant achievements be made by CPC? The key lies in the lofty ideals and missions born by it, which could be summarized as everything the CPC does is for the well-being of the Chinese people, for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as well as for the peace and development of mankind.

The CPC was chosen by history and the people. Over the past 100 years, the CPC has united and led the Chinese people through tenacious struggle to achieve great success in the new-democratic revolution, to achieve great success in socialist revolution and construction, to achieve great success in reform, opening up, and socialist modernization. Pertaining the hot phenomena related to China, such as the economic miracle, the tremendous transformation of society, the stride of science and technology, the harmonious society, as well as the great achievement in containing the COVID-19 pandemic which is still devastating other parts of the world, and so on, all of them could find answers from the study on the governing experience of the CPC. I would like to summarize “6L” to describe the essence to success of the CPC. The first “L” is “Love”. The CPC comes from people, represents the fundamental interests of the people, shares weal and woe with the people, loves the people and is loved by the people. The second “L” is “Liberate”. The CPC has liberated people from the three mountains of imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat-capitalism, led people win the war against Japanese aggression during World War II, and saved people out of the misery of semi-colonial and semi-feudal society. The third “L” is “Learn”. The CPC always uphold the principal position of the people, worship people as teachers, seek advice from people, understand what people think and respect people’s initiative. The fourth “L” is “Lead”. Over the past hundred years, the CPC united and led the Chinese people in fighting bloody battles with unyielding determination, achieving great success in the new-democratic revolution; socialist revolution and construction; reform, opening up, and socialist modernization; achieving great success for socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. The fifth “L” is “Listen”. The CPC always listen to People’s voice and know people’s concerns and difficulties, help people obtain affluence and contentment, fairness and justice. The sixth “L” is “Live”. The CPC members always maintain close ties with the people, empathize and work with them, stand with them through good times and bad, and continue working tirelessly to realize their aspirations for a better life.

China has realized the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Nowadays, the CPC is rallying and leading the Chinese people on a new journey toward realizing the second centenary goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects. This would undoubtedly insert strong boost to the cooperation and friendship between our two countries in an all-round manner.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Nigeria and China share a lot in common. We are friends, brothers and partners in the common pursuit of national development and social prosperousness. Mr. Charles Onunaiju is a long-term friend…to the Chinese people and a firm advocator to the Nigeria-China friendship. He has been to China for dozens of times upon different occasions, by visiting many provinces and cities in China, and getting acquainted to friends from different walks of life in China. I believe his rich experiences and deep thoughts will definitely bring him unique advantages on this study.

I strongly believe that this book will contribute to deepening the understanding of readers in Nigeria on China, and to enhancing the communications and exchanges between the two countries. Let’s join hands, for a better future of our two countries and two peoples.

Thank you very much.

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