Editor's note:

  85 years ago, American journalist and author Edgar Snow wrote a book Red Star Over China after observing the arduous struggle of the Chinese Communists, which caused a sensation among Western readers.

In the vicissitudes of life in 1985, the red star in Snow's writings not only illuminated China, but also impressed the world with the shining light of the East.

On the occasion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in order to let history illuminate the future and let the world understand China better, China News Network launched a series of reports on "Why Red Stars Shine in China", inviting celebrities, expert think tanks and overseas Chinese to discuss China Ten Years of great changes, looking forward to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the future development of China.

  Volker Tschapke is Honorary President of the Prussian Society in Berlin, Germany.

He noted that in the past 10 years, China has made great achievements in improving its civilization level, eliminating poverty, and promoting agricultural development.

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is about to be held, and Chapke believes that China will make a good summary, strengthen relations with European countries and African countries, and actively promote the "Belt and Road" initiative.

In Chapke's view, China is the only country in the world that has a clear plan for the next five to ten years. Therefore, he is full of confidence in China's future.

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]