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.
The 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit opened on Monday afternoon with President Xi Jinping delivering a keynote speech titled, Work Together for […]
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?
China Focus’ reporters interviewed four journalists from Egypt, Angola, Congo and Ghana to hear about their perceptions on the $60 billion financing to Africa, the eight major initiatives with African countries and building stronger China-Africa community with shared future mentioned in Xi’s speech.
With the largest number of journalists ever attending the summit, China Focus reporters Zheng Nan and Cai Hairuo asked them their views on four big talking points from an eventful summit.
Fruitful results have been achieved during the summit.
What is the alternative to China’s role in developing the infrastructure of African countries and establishing industrial zones? To all the countries that criticize China’s role in Africa, particularly the United States, have you offered an alternative solution to African problems?
President Xi Jinping on Monday said China will implement eight major initiatives with African countries in the next three years and beyond, covering fields such as industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, and green development.
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 Focus interviewed four journalists from African media in the Forum media center. The journalists shared with us what their expectations for the Forum.
African people know better than anyone else what colonialism is because they have been struggling against colonialism for five hundred years. China will not repeat that approach.
“Thanks to the aid provided by China, our country has undergone significant changes.”