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'remarkable achievement' Mick Wallace says Europe should learn from China when it comes to serving interests of its people

The MEP said the Communist Party of China (CPC) is doing “a great job” in supporting its people

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MEP Mick Wallace. Photo: Steve Humphreys

MEP Mick Wallace. Photo: Steve Humphreys

MEP Mick Wallace. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Irish politician Mick Wallace had told how Europe should learn from China when it comes to serving the interests of its people better.

The MEP said the Communist Party of China (CPC) is doing “a great job” in supporting its people.

“I believe in a system of government where the government works for everybody and not just for the few,” he is quoted as saying in The Global Times.

“And the CPC has obviously played a strong role in helping so many hundreds of millions in China to move out of poverty. That's been a remarkable achievement.

It couldn't have been done under the capitalist system. China could not have made the same progress with a capitalist system. So the CPC deserves a lot of credits for the progress that China has made.”

The Global Times is an English-language newspaper published by People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the CPC.

“The majority of parties in Europe favour the capitalist system and the capitalist system doesn't look after the interests of all the people,” Wallace is quoted as saying to the interviewer in an interview earlier this month.

“It's exactly the interest of some people, but not all of them. Whereas a proper communist system looks after the concerns of all, I'm sure the Communist Party system in China is not perfect either. And I know that you have a lot of people with crazy amounts of money as well.

But at the same time, I do think the fact that you have moved so many people out of poverty over the last number of years just shows that you're doing something right.”

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