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Zambian President Haikinde Hichilema Does the Rounds of Shenzhen’s Tech Giants

Zambian President Haikinde Hichilema at EV giant BYD (top left), Huawei (top right), Tencent (lower left) and ZTE (lower right). Images via @HHichilema.

Zambian President Haikinde Hichilema devoted the third day of his week-long China tour to visiting some of the country’s largest tech companies headquartered in the southern megacity of Shenzhen.

The president visited the headquarters of internet giant Tencent, automaker BYD and telecom majors Huawei and ZTE. At ZTE, Hichilema signed an MOU with the company to set up a smartphone assembly plant in Zambia.

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