In manufacturing factory of Hikom Air-Conditioners, Mr. Ji Peiding, lectured on June 19, 2012 regarding investment and development opportunities in Africa. Also, offered guidance on the next-step overseas development strategy of Tianyi Group. President Ji encouraged Tianyi to establish a new development concept in face of current cross border investment opportunities and challenges. He said both state-owned and private enterprises should establish a new vision of development and take both overseas and domestic factors into consideration. At present, Chinese enterprises are still at an initial stage in the process of “going abroad.” Chinese Enterprises should also focus in the overseas market to make Chinese Brands stronger. President Ji also said, what belongs to individuals also belongs to the society; what belongs to a nation also belongs to the world. Finally, President Ji expressed his ardent expectation toward the future development of Tianyi Group and its overseas expansion.
Mr. Ji Peiding, born in Jiangsu Province in February 1942 former Vice Minister in charge of West Asia and North Africa, Africa and Protocol Affairs, and now serves as President of Association of Former Diplomats of China.
•1965—1971 Staff member, Foreign Liaison Division, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
•1971—1979 Third Secretary, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Federation of Nigeria
•1979—1985 Deputy Division Chief, Division Chief of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
•1985—1989 First Secretary, Counselor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Zimbabwe
•1989—1990 Counselor, Department of African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
•1990—1993 Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Namibia
•1994—1995 Director-General, Department of African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
•1994—1995 Director of the South Africa Research Center of the Chinese Research Institute of International Affairs in Pretoria
•1995—1998 Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
•1998—Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affair of Peoples Republic of China