The lyrics of “Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China” reveal how China has made enormous progress: Argentinian Ambassador to China

BEIJING, August 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — “‘Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.’ These lyrics succinctly capture the basic reason why China has achieved unprecedented progress in the history of mankind,” the Argentine ambassador told China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

The ambassador said one thing that impressed him the most in China This is the moment he heard the song “Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China” in Tiananmen Square one early morning during a ceremony marking the centenary of the founding of the CCP in 2021, as the lyrics also expressed his true feelings. Narvaja said he was impressed by China admirable economic, technological and social development, particularly in relation to people’s livelihoods over the past decade, especially in its efforts to reduce poverty and address inequalities created by development.

When talking about the ambassador, many Chinese are instantly curious about his Chinese name, Niu Wangdao. Why an ambassador of Latin America to have such a bookish Chinese name? How does her Chinese name Niu Wangdao express her feelings and thoughts on China?

Narvaja told the Global Times that before coming Chinahe had noticed that many Chinese immigrants in Latin America gave themselves a Spanish name to facilitate communication with the locals, which he believed was a friendly decision. Therefore, after coming to China as ambassador, he decided to take a Chinese name to express his goodwill to China. Thus, the name “Wangdao” came to mind.

He revealed that he chose this name for two reasons. First, it was named after Chen Wangdao – the first person to translate The Communist Manifesto into Chinese. “I’m very interested in how China integrates its own theories with Marxism, what you call the “sinicization of Marxism”.

The Argentine diplomat recalled that Chen Wangdao played an important role and has historical significance in China and for the CPC. Chen and other young people at that time launched an ideological debate, creating the prelude to a major change in China.

Moreover, “dao” is also the abbreviation of “taoism” in traditional Chinese culture. According to Narvaja, “Wangdao” also means “focusing on the road underfoot”, which also coincides with his interest in exploring development paths of various countries.

Narvaja was born in Cuba where he spent his childhood before returning Argentina after finishing primary school.

“My experience in Cuba was my first approach to communism, and it also made me understand communism differently from many westerners. So I always say you have to experience it first hand to really understand communism and socialist systems,” he said.

His interest in communism, which was “ignited” by Cubahas grown further in the search and exploration of Chinabecause according to him, China is one of the most prosperous socialist countries. After returning to Argentinahe studied many courses related to China from China the national conditions and economy for China development model. He even studied China in doctoral school.

“Long before I arrived China as ambassador, I had begun to do research on this eastern country. I am particularly interested in how the country has made such wonderful achievements in such a short time, especially since the CCP came to power in China.” He told the Global Times that he has published extensive academic work on China development, the latest of which concerns the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Narvaja became the Argentine Ambassador to China in April 2021. In just over a year since his arrival, he has traveled to more than 20 provinces of China and said he was “deeply impressed” by the diversity and rapid development of Chinawhich also helped him accumulate rich first-hand information for his exploration and research on China.

“Before, I was studying BRI, but now I am participating in the promotion argentina participation in the BRI. It was very exciting for me because I could see my ideas slowly becoming reality,” he said.

“Under the leadership of the CCP, China the economic and social development over the past decade has been admirable,” the ambassador told the Global Times, talking about his experience of visiting various places in China.

He pointed out that China development and change have been remarkable over the past decade under Xi Jinping’s leadership, especially in the field of science and technology. “China has been at the forefront of the world in electronic communications, 5G and other fields. The development of aircraft carriers made breakthroughs, and it also made breakthroughs in the field of aviation.” Among the series of changes in Chinathe diplomat particularly appreciated China effort to reduce poverty. “It is an extremely positive thing to lift hundreds of millions of people out of absolute poverty, which is not only of great importance for Chinabut also a major contribution to the world,” he said.

According to him, this showed that China began to address the problem of unbalanced development after a period of rapid development, through means such as using the development of the eastern coastal areas to boost the prosperity of the relatively underdeveloped western region of the country.

“I see the great determination of the Chinese government and President Xi to reduce inequality and address the imbalance in development. Development always creates a gap between rich and poor, but China working very hard to solve it. This is very meaningful work,” he said.

Narvaja told the Global Times that he had many memorable experiences during his tenure as ambassador in Chinabut most memorable was hearing the words “Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China” in July 2021.

“I was in Tiananmen Square on July 1, 2021, while participating in a ceremony marking the centenary of the founding of the CPC. I remember that morning, we were chanting ‘without the Communist Party, there would be no new China‘ all over the square. This song strongly caught my attention”, recalls the Argentine diplomat.

“I particularly like this line of lyrics, because it explains why China has made unprecedented achievements in the history of mankind, and why China went from a feudal society to an advanced country.”

These words have often echoed in Narvaja’s mind ever since. In February, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez was invited to visit China. After the meeting between President Xi and President Fernandez, Narvaja, who listened to the conversations between the two leaders on China development and cooperation, again thought of the words “Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.”

“I’ve met President Xi a few times before, and I think he’s a very kind, enthusiastic and knowledgeable person. So I couldn’t resist reading the words to him: ‘Without the Party communist, there would be no new China.’ He smiled at me very happily. I was also very happy because I was expressing my deepest feelings,” Narvaja told the Global Times with a smile.

The ambassador pointed out that it is a misconception that a particular development model can be used universally. He said that the development model a country should adopt is determined by the own history of that country and its people.

“Demonizing communism is essentially reviving Cold War misconceptions, which artificially divided the world into ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ “For human beings, there is nothing better than diversity. We must respect the different political and organizational forms of different countries. Only in this way will the world be more diverse and the spirit of people will get rich.”


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