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By Togolese Army Major Gnandi Kondi
"Ninety-five percent", I remember this number very clearly. According to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer report released by Edelman, a world-renowned public relations company, the Chinese people's trust in the government has risen to 95 percent after the COVID-19 pandemic, ranking first among the countries surveyed.
This is a very convincing figure. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of millions of Chinese people fought side by side and overcame the difficulties together under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Many CPC members risked their lives to rush to the anti-pandemic frontline, and some even sacrificed their precious lives.
In 2014 and 2018, I went to China for training twice as a foreign military cadet. The longer I stayed in China, the more I knew about the CPC. What I particularly admire is that the CPC always stays true to its original aspiration and founding mission and serves the people wholeheartedly.
I visited Chongqing Hongyan Revolution History Museum when attending a training course at the PLA Army Logistics University. There are many valuable documents and historical pictures in this museum. I learnt that many patriots united and fought bravely under the leadership of the CPC. Since its founding in 1921, the CPC has embarked on the path of striving for national independence, and seeking happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation.
In China today, I’ve seen the extensive public transportation networks in cities, and experienced the convenience of mobile payment and online shopping and rapid changes every day.
"To meet our people's desire for a happy life is our mission." The CPC keeps its promise. Tens of millions of CPC members have united and worked in succession to fulfill the Party’s promise, and earth-shaking changes have happened in the living conditions of the Chinese people. CPC has won respect and recognition of the international community. As a century-old party, why has the CPC always been supported by the Chinese people? I think a substantial reason is that it has always been at the forefront of the times in the historical process of dealing with various risks and tests and has become the backbone of all the Chinese people.
(This article is based on an interview by the PLA Daily with Togolese Army Major Gnandi Kondi, who had once studied at China's PLA Army Logistics University.)