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?
President Xi used the speech to reaffirm the “China-Africa big family”.
The program of “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages”, as the cultural cooperation and people-to-people exchange project, part of “ten major cooperation projects”, aims to make it possible for 10,000 rural areas in Africa to receive TV broadcasting signals, so as to enrich the cultural life of local people and enhance China-Africa connections.
Commencing 26th June,2018，Beijing hosted the newly established China-Africa Defense and Security Forum. The forum has attracted an enormous group of delegations from 50 of the 54 African nations.
The first FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2006. Twelve years later, leaders from China and African countries are once again gathering together in Beijing to discuss China-Africa cooperation in a new era.
Overseas media questions why China would help the ECOWAS build its new headquarters and whether this action is intended to enhance China’s political influence in the region. What is the actual situation?