Helen Hai opening shoe, clothing factories in Ethiopia, Rwanda
Aim is to attract $1 billion in investment to Rwanda
By Bloomberg News, 18 September 2018
The Ethiopian officials visiting Shenzhen saw how it was transformed from a tiny, southern fishing village into a manufacturing powerhouse within 35 years, spawning China’s economic miracle. The message was clear: Ethiopia can do this, too.
Yet one minister on the 2013 trip didn’t believe that was enough and sought out his host, Helen Hai, telling her he had plenty of nice reports from American and European advisers showing him a vision of the future. He wanted specifics.