Politicians and scholars in Chile, the Philippines and Lebanon acclaimed China’s achievements in the past seven decades and sent their heartfelt congratulations to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which falls on October 1st.

A grand gathering was held on Tuesday to celebrate China’s 70th National Day, which features a military parade and mass pageantry at Tian’anmen Square in downtown Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the National Day celebration, which has won wide acclaims from the international community.

While forging ahead, China must adhere to the path of peaceful development, implement the opening-up strategy featuring mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, and continue to work with people of different countries to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, Xi said in his National Day speech.

Antonio Walker, Minister of Agriculture of Chile, has paid multiple visits to China and witnessed China’s great changes. He agreed with Xi on the adherence to the path of peaceful development and the opening-up strategy and said he believes China’s development is attributed to the reform and opening-up.

“I went to China 25 years ago and I’m amazed at the great changes China has made in economic, social and political aspects. Such changes are very impressive. China’s economy is very open and it upholds globalization. The Silk Road Initiative (the Belt & Road Initiative) it proposed is very significant,” he said.

Medardo Bombita, director of the Political Science Department at the University of Rizal System, also cited the correct path of development China has found under the leadership of the Communist Party of China as the key to lead the Chinese people to success in the past seven decades.

“The 70 years of the Chinese government under the dynamic Communist Party of China have been very important to prove its work not only within the region but as well it put China in the right and proper place in the global context. I believe the success of the Chinese government is not only its success but the success of all Chinese people and over the world,” he said.

Amine Hotait, Lebanon’s political analyst, has been to China several times in the past ten years and was astounded by China’s achievements in various fields.

He said China will continue to create a miracle economically that will surely benefit the world.

“We can say that China has created an economic miracle and brought it true in a very short period of time,” he said.