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Ambassador Lin Lin Attends Zimbabwe International Business Conference
2014/04/25

 

On April 23, Zimbabwe International Business Conference was held at the ongoing 55th edition of Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo. Chinese Ambassador Lin Lin attended it and presented an address. The Zimbabwean Senior Minister of State in the Office of President and Cabinet Mr. Moyo on behalf of Vice President Mujuru, Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr. Bimha, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Mrs. Muchena, Minister of SMEs and Cooperation Development Mrs. Nyoni, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Mrs. Moyo and around 500 other guests including government officials, businessmen, experts and scholars, members from the diplomatic corps also attended the conference.  

Ambassador Lin gave a presentation on "State Enterprise Reforms and Innovation: the Chinese Experience. Lessons for Zimbabwe as it implements Zim Asset". He said like the private companies, state enterprises could participate positively and contribute a great deal to the market economy of a country. At present, China's reform has entered a period of overcoming major difficulties and a deep-water-zone. The state enterprise reform is a 3-stage process: preliminary exploration, system innovation, and step-by-step implementation. For Zimbabwe, Ambassador Lin added, it's vital to keep steadfast in developing state enterprises with confidence. There is a need to further strenghen the management of state enterprises and improve policy transparency. At last, he said that recognizing the essential role of state enterprises and the necessity of reform will provide strong momentum for the economic recovery of Zimbabwe.

The conference was organized by ZITF and National Economic Consultative Forum aiming at providing a discussion platform for the implementation of Zim Asset.

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