The all-weather partnership between China and Africa, supporting each other, has been tested by all kinds of storm in the history of more than half a century, and it is impossible to plunge into a “crisis” simply because of the poor performance of some media coverage and the ridiculous remarks of some politicians.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and its rapid spread worldwide has fundamentally challenged humanity’s imagination to rise above the particularisms of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion and even levels of development exclusivity, and move toward the inclusiveness of common humanity.
With the development of the industrial chain from railway transportation, from port economy to industrial parks, the SGR will boost the country’s GDP by an estimated 1.5%.
Africa’s rising levels of external debt – especially those with China – seem to be a cause for concern for many onlookers.
On the whole, APEC should continue to promote an open world economy and oppose protectionism and unilateralism. As a development trend, globalization has different distribution effects among different countries and groups.
China-Egypt relations are a clear example of a successful win–win partnership. Egypt finds itself at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the sea route passes through the Suez Canal to Europe.
To understand the benefits of closer ties with African countries I met with and interviewed three African citizens living and working in China to gain their views on the potential for growth that the new scheme holds, and to see how the scheme is currently being put into practice.
Can you imagine that silk was found from the discovery of ancient Egyptian mummies? It was transported to Africa from western China 3,000 years ago. What interesting stories were there during the communication was developing between China and Africa?