UN Coordinator: China-Africa Cooperation “A Game-Changer”

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Highlights from President Xi’s speech at FOCAC Beijing summit

The country follows a “five-no” approach in its relations with Africa: no interference in African countries’ pursuit of development paths that fit their national conditions; no interference in African countries’ internal affairs; no imposition of China’s will on African countries; no attachment of political strings to assistance to Africa; and no seeking of selfish political gains in investment and financing cooperation with Africa.

China and Benin: “We can have exchanges and learn from each other”

We Are One: When China Meets Africa China Focus: When we talk about China, what do you think of first? Sedou Mama Ague: China is a big and beautiful country. The Chinese people are wonderful and friendly. China has made tremendous achievements, and China is currently appearing in every corner of the world. Specifically, China’s information and communication technologies have brought tremendous convenience to our society today. China, its industries, and its products have made it easy for us to have access to mobile phones. Even the poorest people in Africa, in Benin, have access to a mobile phone. The Chinese have drastically reduced the price of mobile phones. Thanks to the cooperation with Chinese people, today even the poorest people in Africa know what mobile phones are, and they also use them to communicate and access information in their daily lives. China Focus: In your opinion, to what degree have Benin people accepted the Chinese culture in Benin? Sedou Mama Ague: There are Chinese people in Benin who are into trading, and there are Chinese people who are in the art industry. They live among the people of Benin, and they work very well with us, just like you. Benin is a small country, our culture is rich, but it is not as diverse as in China. There are […]