China, a true contributor to the cause of human rights
When it comes to least developed and developing countries, human rights primarily relate to the rights to health, education, livelihood and equality. It is also about building an inclusive society and the rule of law, developing good governance and achieving sustainable development for the benefit of the people.
Many developing countries face the same challenges, including income inequality, widespread poverty, low levels of education and literacy, inadequate infrastructure, corruption and higher rates of violence against women. women. To overcome these challenges, these countries must combine poverty reduction and good governance, guarantee access to justice for all and promote local community development initiatives.
Most developing countries desperately need better infrastructure, new industries and economic stimulus. Therefore, their efforts should be aimed at building new infrastructure and creating new industries to stimulate economic development, which would enable people to participate in, contribute to and benefit from economic, social, cultural and political development, and help the government better protect human rights. .
What has added to the challenges faced by countries around the world, especially least developed and developing countries, is the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the pandemic has also shown that the world is a community with a shared future for mankind, a fact that China has repeatedly reiterated while making continuous contributions to the global fight against the pandemic.
China has shared information on the pandemic with the international community, and its scientists have developed several vaccines against COVID-19, allowing Chinese leaders to export them to other countries and strengthen the global fight against the pandemic. China has also sent medical equipment and healthcare teams – in addition to providing other forms of aid – to other countries to help them contain the pandemic.
China has participated in international cooperation through multilateral channels and provided billions of dollars to countries, especially developing countries, affected by the pandemic to help them recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Thanks to four decades of rapid economic growth, China has reached a position where it can provide assistance to countries in need. Rapid economic growth has also helped China lift around 800 million people out of extreme poverty in the country and dramatically improve people’s access to healthcare, education and other services.
Driven by the motto “leave no one behind”, China’s fight against poverty has benefited the largest number of people in human history. Endogenous development as well as the introduction of measures to support rural revitalization on the path to achieving common prosperity and high-quality development have helped lift many regions out of poverty. These efforts focus on five key factors: industrial development, human capital, culture, ecological environment and local governance.
China’s success in eradicating extreme poverty and its exemplary contribution to global poverty reduction have inspired other countries to do the same.
Nepal and China have a long history of political, economic, religious, social and cultural relations. Their cultural connection extends beyond the mighty Himalayas into arts and architecture. Cooperation between Nepal and China in areas such as trade, environmental protection, technology, infrastructure and culture has further brought the two peoples closer together.
In addition to benefiting from the infrastructure windfall thanks to the Beijing-Kathmandu cooperation, Nepal has the opportunity to show that it is no longer dependent on a single country for essential supplies and to prove that it is not not a landlocked country but a land-bound country which is poised to usher in a new era of trade and economic development with friendly countries.
China is a source of inspiration for other developing economies in areas such as trade, investment and ideas. And it enjoys major advantages over other developing countries such as Nepal when it comes to implementing gigantic infrastructure projects that both countries are considering, for example the trans-Himalayan iron”.
China is the world’s second largest economy, the largest contributor to global economic growth and a major world power, both economically and politically. As the largest developing country, China has provided invaluable experiences and lessons to Nepal in solving its development and economic reform problems, bringing about tremendous change in Nepal’s economy and society.
China’s great achievements over the past four decades are considered a miracle and have encouraged countries like Nepal to work together to build a community with a shared future for mankind.
The author is an independent international relations expert based in Nepal. Opinions do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily.