People’s Action Party (PAP) Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong has written a congratulatory letter to the Communist Party of China (CPC) on the 100th anniversary of its founding. The text of the letter is appended. A translation of the letter can be viewed here.
1 July 2021
Dear General Secretary Xi,
Warmest congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Over the past hundred years, the world has undergone tremendous and rapid change. Against this backdrop, the CPC has steered China to overcome many domestic and external challenges, and shepherded China onto the path of peace and prosperity. China has made momentous progress in its development, raising the standard of living for an unprecedented number of people.
In recent years and under your leadership, China has succeeded in eradicating absolute poverty and achieving a moderately prosperous society. China has also brought its COVID-19 situation under control, paving the way for a robust domestic economic recovery.
The ambitious goals laid out in the CPC’s 14th Five-Year Plan will bring China another step closer to its vision of a modern socialist economy. A stable, prosperous, and successful China that is well-integrated into the international system benefits not just China, but also the rest of Asia and the world.
The People’s Action Party and the CPC share warm and friendly ties underpinned by regular exchanges. The growing relations between both parties have kept pace with our countries’ evolving development priorities and greatly benefited our peoples. I am confident that our bilateral relations will continue to strengthen in the years ahead.
I wish you good health and every success, and look forward to our next interaction.
Lee Hsien Loong
His Excellency Xi Jinping
Communist Party of China