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Museveni congratulates China on 70th founding anniversary

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 25th September 2019 10:47 AM

“I congratulate the Communist Party of China for liberating China and contributing to Africa’s liberation struggle. They have also skillfully built their economy,” Museveni stated.

Museveni congratulates China on 70th founding anniversary

President Yoweri Museveni (right) and China's ambassador to Uganda Zheng ZhuQiang toast to the prosperity of China and Uganda (Photos by Timothy Murungi)

“I congratulate the Communist Party of China for liberating China and contributing to Africa’s liberation struggle. They have also skillfully built their economy,” Museveni stated.

KAMPALA-President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the People's Republic of China on its 70th founding anniversary.

Speaking at a dinner to commemorate the anniversary in Kampala on Tuesday, the President lauded China for contributing to Africa's liberation.

"I congratulate the Communist Party of China for liberating China and contributing to Africa's liberation struggle. They have also skillfully built their economy," Museveni stated.

  resident oweri useveni left and hinas ambassador to ganda heng huiang cut cake at the celebrations of hinas 70th anniversary President Yoweri Museveni (left) and China's ambassador to Uganda Zheng ZhuQiang cut cake at the celebrations of China's 70th anniversary.

 

Several diplomats, ministers, and heads of institutions attended the dinner which featured performances by a cast of Ugandan and Chinese performers.

The event celebrates the ascension to power by communists led by Mao Zedong on October 1, 1949, four years after the end of World War II.

It marked the birth of modern China under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has overseen the country's transformation into a global power.

China's ambassador to Uganda, Zheng Zhuqiang said the 70th anniversary was a reflection of the country's journey to the top, fraught with challenges including aggression from western powers.

 ome of gandas traditional dances were part of the days line up Some of Uganda's traditional dances were part of the day's line up

 

"The founding of the People's Republic of China put an end to the semi-colonial, semi-feudal society of the old China; put an end to the state of total disunity then; and put an end to the unequal treaties imposed on our country by foreign powers and to all unequal privileges that imperialist countries enjoyed in China. It was since that moment that Chinese people rose up, regained firm control of her own fate, and opened a new chapter for our national development and progress," ambassador Zhuqiang stated.
 
China is today the world's second-largest economy, only after the United States of America.  From 1949 to 2018, China's GDP increased by more than 450 times, Zhuqiang said.

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