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Warren Buffett optimistic on China’s economic transition

Yu Xiaoming
Updated: May 4,2016 9:22 AM

Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said before the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting that he was still optimistic about China’s economic development, and believed China’s economic transition will be successful, the Sina Finance reported.

Although China’s economic slowdown and fluctuation in stock market has spooked global investors, when talking about the prospect of China’s economy, Buffett said in an exclusive interview with Sina Finance that he had confidence in the country and believed that China’s development will be better over time.

Buffett has been interviewed by Sina Finance for fourth consecutive year, and his positive views have never changed.

China is deepening economic reforms and facing downward pressure during economic transition. When asked whether he had any advice on China’s economic reform, Buffett said with good humor that he believed Chinese government knew more than him.

The annual shareholders’ meeting, often known as Woodstock for Capitalists, was held at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha in Nebraska. It was live-streamed to the public on April 30 for the first time in Berkshire’s history and it was also translated into Mandarin in real-time, indicating the company’s increasing interest in China.