Chinese official hails ED’s practical skills

Source: Chinese official hails ED’s practical skills | The Herald August 13, 2019

Chinese official hails ED’s practical skills

Blessings Chidakwa  and Nesia Mhaka
President Mnangagwa’s practical leadership, together with the citizens’ hard work, will see the country overcoming its economic challenges to become a regional powerhouse within the next three years.

Vice chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce of Overseas Chinese in Zimbabwe, Colonel Tang Zheng Jun (Retired), said this during an exchange meeting with the country’s security forces at the Chinese Embassy on Thursday.

Col Zheng (Retired) said Zimbabwe’s decision to join China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI), funded to the tune of US$120 billion by the Asian giant will help bring “more momentum” to the country’s economic recovery.

“Now with the strong leadership of the new Government of His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe has ushered in a new era of history of socio-economic development with its open for business and reform policy to engage the world and attract more investors for restoration and growth of Zimbabwe’s economy,” he said.

“And it is a far-sighted step that Zimbabwe decided to join the China’s Belt Road Initiative to gather more momentum for Zimbabwe’s economic recovery. We are confident and firmly believe that with the practical and efficient governance of the new Government, with diligence and tenacity of Zimbabwean people, and with the firm consistent support from the Chinese government and Chinese people, Zimbabwe will eventually walk out of the temporary darkness and throes and restore its past glories as South African food and vegetable basket.”

Col Zheng (Retired), who is an investor in Zimbabwe, said the Chinese are optimistic that Zimbabwe’s economy will recover “within the next three to five years or even a shorter period of time”, and “become rich and great again”.

“It is our dream and hope that the flower of Zimbabwe-China friendship will be more and more in full fresh blossom as time goes on. We are more than eagerly anticipating the earliest arrival of the day of shiningness of Zimbabwe glory in great success,” he said.

He urged Zimbabweans to remain calm as the country undergoes a transitional period of drastic economic reform and social development.


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    Mukanya 3 years ago

    Previously it was”the outstanding leadership qualities of RG and now its the ED’s practical skills” all combined in the destruction of the once bread basket of Africa.

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    Ndonga 3 years ago

    I found it interesting when Col Tan Zheng Jun (retired) said that the Chinese were optimistic that Zimbabwe’s economy will recover…AND BECOME RICH AND GREAT AGAIN…

    How is that for an admission? But it also begs the important question, “Who brought Zimbabwe’s greatness and richness to an end?”.

    I will leave that question with you dear reader as I am sure that we all know who that was…

    But there must be no foolish mention of our missing diamonds valued at US$ 15 billion…

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    Grabmore 3 years ago


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      ace mukadota 3 years ago

      And when all these are gone it will be all our dogs, cats and birds – oh and snakes too – they eat everything comrades – if you go to China you might never see a bird – think about it