Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, has advised the federal government to formulate policies that would encourage more investors in the country.
He said what makes China the country it is today was the government’s decision to open doors to foreign investors, adding that when the investors came the Chinese people benefitted from it.
He made the call yesterday while delivering his keynote address at the seminar on, “Learning from the Communist Party of Chinese’s (CPC) history and creating a brighter future,” held at the University of Abuja.
The envoy said, “The driving forces in the CPC that kept the party up to 100 years are the party liberating people from poverty and depression.
“In 1920, China was really a semi colony, it was invaded by Japan and other super powers but because of the CPC’s inspirations, it liberated the people from poverty and also made the CPC an international party.
“The secret of the CPC is that it borrowed ideas from the international powers. For example, in 1978 the Chinese communist party opened the door for the international community. So they learnt from the big powers.
“It opened doors for international business to come and invest in China. So, for you to grow you must open doors for foreign investors. It is very important. They will make profit but you also as a country will benefit from them. So, this is what Chinese communist party did. I learnt that this administration is encouraging the foreign investors. It is formulating policies that will bring more investors to Nigeria and I think it is a good policy.”
He also called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn from the CPC.
He said, “I do believe that the two political parties (PDP and APC) can share a lot of things together, to share ideas and knowledge with the CPC of China.
“Since my arrival in Nigeria, I have been trying to see how Nigeria and China can communicate, to share access, to share experience and history. So, now everything is on. I know it will cause us a lot of things, but I’m trying to see how the two can have a political summit so that they can share ideas together and I do believe that CPC can work with the PDP and the APC,” he stated.
The director of Institute for Legislative Studies, University of Abuja, an associate professor, Ghali Ibrahim, said the CPC has shown that it is a nation builder by making China the second largest economy in the world. He said that it is something to celebrate, adding that the 100 years of CPC is being recognised worldwide.