The ongoing 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a landmark event in the history of the ruling party of the world's largest developing country, has attracted keen attention from across the world.[Special Coverage]
The following is a selection of quotes by foreign leaders and observers illustrating their confidence in China and the CPC.
Ulises Guilarte, senior member of the Communist Party of Cuba
"China is a country that offers confidence, security and, above all, much hope in how to build a better world in the midst of an international economic order characterized by inequality, exclusion and interference by imperial powers."
Panos Rigas, secretary of the central committee of the ruling SYRIZA party of Greece:
"We believe that this congress will renew the commitment of the CPC to building a future of prosperity and justice for China and the world."
Dogu Perincek, chairman of Turkey's Patriotic Party:
"China today represents hope for the whole of humanity. ... We have to keep that hope alive. Hope for a world free of imperialism, a world of free and independent nations, a multipolar world, a world that is following a path of shared growth."
Khairy Tourk, professor with the Stuart School of Business of the Illinois Institute of Technology:
"I'm very optimistic about China. ... I think other parties should look at the CPC and learn from its experience of how to deal with both domestic challenges and foreign challenges."
Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysian transport minister:
"I envision a future that China can continue to play a major role on the world stage, and help achieve a peaceful and progressive world."