Spotlight: 70 years on, China plays greater role in int'l arena: Cambodian experts

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- As 2019 marks the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Cambodian experts said China has played a greater role on international arenas in economy and politics.

Kin Phea, director-general of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia, an arm of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said the founding of the PRC 70 years ago started a new chapter of the history of China and the Chinese people.

"With its progress and peaceful rise, China has played a leading role in promoting the stability and democratization of the international order, and has extended its influence on world economy and politics," he told Xinhua.

"China plays a critical role in the establishment of a new multipolar world," he added.

Meanwhile, Phea said China's economic development and growth are the most impressive achievements since China's reform and opening-up in 1978.

Chheang Vannarith, president of the Asian Vision Institute, said 1949 was the birth of a new and independent China.

Vannarith said since the reform and opening-up in 1978, he was impressed the most by China's success in poverty reduction. "Poverty reduction in China is a miracle in human history," he said.

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