THE Look East policy would be a great leap forward for Zimbabwe only if we looked to the correct countries for inspiration. We could follow the Malaysian economic model which has seen them transform from obscurity to being a major economic player.
We could also learn so much from Japan and South Korea with their advanced technology and automobile industries.
Despite being much smaller and less resource-endowed than Zimbabwe, Japan has a gross domestic product of US$5,87 trillion according to the World Bank.
Thailand and Singapore have thriving tourism industries while India is a world leader in ICT and pharmaceuticals.