MINISTER of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga has wondered what would be the point in President Hakainde Hichilema making a trip to China when he is able to strengthen relations with his Chinese counterpart on phone. And Mulenga says every trip the President makes is not a “tourist trip” but one that must benefit Zambians. Commenting on remarks from some stakeholders that President Hichilema should consider making a trip to China which is Zambia’s biggest creditor, Mulenga said such people would be the same ones complaining that the Head of State was wasting taxpayers’ money. He said President Hichilema’s phone conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping had culminated in trade agreements such as the 98 percent duty-free export of…...

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