The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has donated the Rejuvenation book series to Nigeria, urging governments at all levels to learn from China’s experience.
Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, said this at the Rejuvenation Book Series Gifting Ceremony at the China Cultural Centre in Abuja.
The event was organised by the embassy and the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Company Limited.
“The Rejuvenation book series selects important documents related to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and describes in a panoramic manner the unremitting efforts of the Chinese, represented by the Chinese Communists in pursuit of national liberty, development, prosperity, and rejuvenation.
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“The book series displayed the spirit that has influenced China’s development process and revealed the historical logic and cultural landscape of the Chinese nation’s great rejuvenation.
“From a poverty-stricken country to the world’s second-largest economy, the mystery of China’s development lies in the book series.
“China’s experiences of development tell us that there is no one-size-fits-all model of development in this world. Each nation can only flourish when it finds the path that best suits its national situation,” he said.
According to Jianchun, both China and Nigeria are great countries with large populations and are blessed with rich cultural legacies, adding that both of two countries are striving for national stability, economic development and social harmony.
Also speaking, the Director, the Centre for China Studies, Mr Charles Onunaiju, said the book series was significant as it opened a window in the Nigeria-China cooperation.
Onunaiju urged Africa and Nigeria in particular, to engage and internalise the benefits of the national rejuvenation and collective self-realisation undertaken by the Chinese.
The book series was donated to the National Library of Nigeria.