The economic expert praised the determination and courage of the Chinese people in their fight against the pandemic and pursuit of economic recovery and growth.

BAKU, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — China has demonstrated high efficiency in the fight against COVID-19, an Azerbaijani economic expert has said.

“We saw that the country with the most population actually came out of this struggle with good results,” said Elshad Mammadov, professor of Azerbaijan State University of Economics, in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The economic expert also praised the determination and courage of the Chinese people in their fight against the pandemic and pursuit of economic recovery and growth.

A resident takes the nucleic acid test at a testing post set up at a primary school in Dongxihu District in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, May 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

China manages its economic development with such “efficiency” that has sustained “the big progress of this country in recent years,” the expert said. “In China today the economic model contributes to the transformation of this country into an economic leader.”

Hailing China as “the locomotive of economic development for the world for decades,” Mammadov believed Azerbaijan can learn a lot from China in terms of managing its economy.

The expert also sees a new opportunity for stronger and richer Azerbaijan-China relations within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, a global development plan which involves infrastructure development, trade and investment facilitation aimed at boosting connectivity on a trans-continental scale. ■ Xinhua

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Xuefei Chen Axelsson is an independent media person. She has been a journalist for 30 years. She studied English, International politics, and sustainable development. She has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and all the nordic countries including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Britain. She is good at talking with all kinds of people and exchange ideas and serves as a bridge between China and the world.

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