At present, the ACFIC guideline follows the political-economic theory of Deng Xiaoping's "One country, two systems" and the practice of "Socialism with Chinese characteristics." Both ideas, as translated from Chinese, regard the preliminary stage of China's yearning economy and the government's necessary role as a guiding force for economic activity.
The ACFIC has established far-ranging connections with chambers of commerce of over one hundred nations and regions. It will persistently promote its relationship with industrial and commercial organizations, enterprises and individuals both at home and abroad, and strengthen accordingly the cooperation and common development of a global economy.
Mr. Hu Jintao, member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the CCP Central Committee, joined in the discussion by ACFIC representatives during the 4th session of the Eighth Political Consultative Conference in March 1996.
Chairman of the State Jiang Zemin met in April 1995 with Mr. Lee Kun-Hee, CEO of South Korea's Samsung Group, Mrs. Lee, and their delegation, who came to visit China at the invitation of ACFIC.