ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
Africa can learn from Chinese economic
growth experience of the past three decades but should
be sensitive to local conditions, a Chinese expert has
statement was made on Tuesday by Professor Fu Jun,
academic dean of the newly established Institute of
South-South Cooperation and Development (ISSCD) during a
two-day seminar detailing the past, present and future
of Chinese growth story in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
established in April 2016, is an educational program for
officials of developing nations aimed at helping them
make a difference in their home countries. Currently 48
students are enrolled.
faculties aren’t intended to promote the copying of
Chinese model, but there are logics for growth to learn
from Chinese experience provided it is sensitive to
local conditions,” says Fu, adding that it is up to
officials in African countries to figure out what policy
works in their countries.
Addis Ababa City Trade bureau Manager and one of the
participants at the seminar, for his part said
Ethiopia’s growth aspiration mirrors China’s in many
building industrial villages with Foreign Direct
Investment (FDI) from China as we try to move from
agrarian to industrial sector, as a plus we need to
learn Chinese transformation experience,” he said.
labor and land, our limitation is capital and
technological advancement, which we are getting help
from China,” he added.