China Enterprise News
-April 5th, 2000
The international final of the 17th Global Management Challenge (GMC) ended on the midnight of March 23 in Lisbon, Portugal. After ten hours' heated competing, a Chinese team-the UIBE-Siemens team, which is the China's national champion, eventually became the world champion after defeating all the other national champions including those from Germany, France where marketing economy is relatively developed. This is the best achievement that China has achieved since it first attended the competition in 1996. The victory is also one of the only several times that a team from developing country won the game in the international final.
According to members of the UIBE team, the game gave them a chance to practice what they have learnt in school. Nevertheless, the international final presented them a good chance to learn something new through the intercourse with foreign teams, especially the teams from where marketing economy has already developed.
China's Ambassador Lu Boyuan to Portugal attended the gala dinner on March 23.The GMC International Organizing Committee also presents the Best Organizer Award to the GMC China Organizing Committee.