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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

China to Continue Supporting Zambia in Pursuing a Development Path Suited to its Own National Conditions

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Chinese Special Envoy Yang Jiechi has hailed President Edgar Lungu’s leadership of ensuring that development for all Zambians is of utmost importance.

Mr. Jiechi indicated that President Lungu’s leadership has prioritized economic growth and people’s well-being.

The Special Envoy revealed that this is evident through his strong commitment to create jobs, reduce poverty, enhanced government performance and the promotion of economic diversification.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on President Lungu at State House today, Mr. Jiechi noted that impressive progress has been made throughout President Lungu’s tenure in office.

“I am convinced that guided by your vision and leadership Zambia will score new achievements further along its path of development,” Mr. Jiechi stated.

He recapped that Zambia was the first country in Southern Africa to establish diplomatic ties with the new China, dating back the two countries’ bilateral relations to the guidance of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and Chinese Communist Revolutionary Founder Mao Zedong.

He noted that China and Zambia have forged a true friendship over the past centuries, featuring equality, mutual benefit, and solidarity in adversity.

He listed the support that the two countries have continued to offer to one another especially during the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in December of 2019 which he noted are the most trying times.

Mr. Jiechi disclosed that the purpose of his meeting was to have further consultations with Zambia to better implement the common understanding reached between President Lungu and China’s Head of State Xi Jinping.

He assured that his country will continue to support Zambia in pursuing a development path suited to its own national conditions.

“Between China and Zambia, we respect each other and have engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation. We are confident that the next meeting will achieve important results and we believe that our two countries built on World Corporation will deliver more benefits to the people of our two countries and to the entire developing world,” he added.

President Edgar Lungu speaking when a Chinese delegation led by Hr Yang Jiechi paid a courtesy call on him at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaking when a Chinese delegation led by Hr Yang Jiechi paid a courtesy call on him at State House

President Lungu expressed gratitude for the support that China has offered in various areas among which includes the country’s fight against COVID-19, construction of the Tanzania Zambia Railway project, hospitals, Airports, roads among other notable infrastructure projects.

The Head of State said that Zambia was encouraged by the increased bilateral economic activities that are currently going on in the country, mentioning the favourable investment environment and access that has been created by his government.

President Lungu informed that Zambia joins other countries in welcoming the lunar year, the year of the bull, wishing the people of China continued success.

The Head of State also congratulated China on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and for leading its people in attaining remarkable social-economic achievements over the years.

“We also love to applaud China for eradicating extreme poverty among its citizens for nearly 100 million people in the country. We

He reassured continued support for the one-China policy noting its ability as a Sovereign State to safeguard national sovereignty and security.

He reiterated the value that Zambia attaches to the long-standing friendship with China, premised on mutual respect, shared values and common aspirations at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

President Lungu reaffirmed the country’s commitment to implement all agreements that have been undertaken at bilateral and multilateral levels, adding that they are beneficial to the people of both states.

President Edgar Lungu speaking when a Chinese delegation led by Hr Yang Jiechi paid a courtesy call on him at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaking when a Chinese delegation led by Hr Yang Jiechi paid a courtesy call on him at State House

45 COMMENTS

  1. China is an Enemy of Zambians. Even though at home China maintains a zero tolerance on Corruption in Zambia we have witnessed China Aiding and Abating Corruption in Zambia. Should HH win the 2021 Elections in Zambia in August 2021 he needs to Review China’s exploitative Policies towards Zambia. As the Chinese say “a fish rots from the head downwards “. ECL and PF are corrupt to the Core from top to bottom.

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  2. The zambian police went to search villages following intelligence of weapons been procured illegally by upnd thugs. When they got to hh mother in law village, the police were shocked to see the poverty there that they started mourning with them. As we speak they have donated some blankets and food. Hh should be ashamed of himself

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    • KZ did the police find the alleged weapons? if they didn’t find the weapons then the intelligence was flawed.
      You also talk bad about Zambians in diaspora and upnd but you are also in diaspora.

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  3. China is very bad for democracy and supports any tin pot corrupt dictator as long as they give them the Chinese access to their minerals and turn a blined eye to uncontrolled Chinese immigraton,……..

    Like zambia is doing…….

    For once I support trump because of his ruthless dealings with the Chinese…..if you have traded on the Internet, you will have come across Chinese dirty tricks on the Internet…..

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  4. Kazier Zulu what a clown you are, the only one who always has intelligence on HH and now of weapons been procured illegally by “upnd thugs.”
    No wonder Sata fired you, this country is being run on the bases of your hallucination and paranoia.
    You want to turn this country into an other “Zimbabwe ruins.”

  5. Has Lungu heard that the Chinese government, led by Xi Jinping, is in the midst of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign that has led to thousands of arrests, nonetheless, corruption continues to negatively influence the business environment. Companies are likely to experience bribery, political interference or facilitation payments when acquiring public services and dealing with the judicial system. The common practice of guanxi is a custom for building connections and relationships based on gifts, banqueting, or small favors. Guanxi-related gifts can be considered bribery by foreign companies and by national and international anti-corruption laws. Companies are advised to carefully consider the type and value of gifts, the occasion, and the nature of the business relation. China offers a…

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    China offers a comprehensive legal framework in both the public and private sectors to criminalize several corrupt practices such as facilitation payments, money laundering, active and passive bribery, and gifts in the public and the private sector with the Anti-Unfair Competition Law focusing on commercial bribery. Anti-corruption laws are inconsistently and selectively enforced.

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