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  • President Koroma with China’s president Xi Jinping. China is Sierra Leone’s leading trading partner

    CHINA, 2017/05/28 In a fast-changing world political environment, Sierra Leone’s strong relationships with both East and West set it in good stead for the next. With membership of the Commonwealth and friendly ties with China both to its chance, the country’s government presently seeks to open new avenues of collaboration and investment . As China seeks to widen its sphere of influence within Africa, its relationship with Sierra Leone, which counts the Asian powerhouse as its major trading partner, has been elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Co-operation.
  • São Tomé and Príncipe and China define areas of cooperation

    CHINA, 2017/01/23 São Tomé and Príncipe and China began on Thursday in São Tomé the process of defining the areas of cooperation with priority for agriculture, health, energy and infrastructure, announced the representative of the Chinese mission in the archipelago, Zhou Zhaoming. The Director General of the Department of West Asia and Africa of the Ministry of Commerce of China, Zhou Zhaoming, who heads a multi-ministerial delegation to the archipelago, made the announcement at the end of an audience granted to him by the Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership Sierra Leone-China intensify relations

    CHINA, 2016/12/24 Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma’s recent trip to China to discuss intensifying relations and to express his country’s appreciation for the timely Chinese support in its fight against the Ebola virus outbreak – and against which backdrop Mr Koroma awarded President Xi Jinping the highest national honor – has resulted in various significant agreements and both sides committing to scale up cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels.
  • Africans View China’s Presence on the Continent as Positive

    CHINA, 2016/11/04 The majority of Africans are in favor of Chinese development on the continent, according to a new statement titled “China’s Growing Presence in Africa Wins Largely Positive Popular Reviews” by the Afrobarometer Research Network. “Almost two-thirds or 63 % of Africans say China’s influence in the continent is “somewhat” or “very” positive, while only 15 % see it as somewhat or very negative,” the statement states. Trade between Africa and China has increased from $10 billion in 2000 to $220 billion in 2014. In 2000, China established the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation to drive its strategic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Since again, the communist country has been the go-to world economic resource for African nations in need of products and services ranging from infrastructure and telecommunication development, to food outlets, retail shops, and textiles.
  • China Condemns Japan for Sowing Discord between China, Africa

    CHINA, 2016/09/06 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Japan wanted to sell its own intentions to African nations and had attempted to sow discord between China and Africa. Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing that the Tokyo International Conference on African Improvment(TICAD), held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on August 28, should be a multilateral platform for exchanges and cooperation with the aim of supporting African development. However, Japan tried to derail the summit schedule by discussing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform and maritime security issues, which caused discontent part the representatives of African nations, she said.
  • China urges more project coordination with African countries

    CHINA, 2016/09/04 A high-level Chinese official is urging international partners to align their project plans with development strategies of African governments. Zhang Ming, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of China, said this will ensure Africa reaps maximum benefits while avoiding waste and duplication. "Impressive proposals are made during international forums, but very little is completed in the implementation stage. Commitments should be made in line with Africa's development strategy to buoy African confidence in the projects. Otherwise, if the proposals are one-sided, the implementation may fail to address the key needs and thus be unbeneficial," said Zhang at the end of the Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Improvment(TICAD).
  • China remains committed to pushing Sino-Africa cooperation forward

    CHINA, 2016/08/07 China will continue working together with African nations to push the China-Africa cooperation forward despite all ups and downs of world economic situations, said a Chinese envoy. La Yifan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, said that the Coordinators' Conference on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), held on July 29 in Beijing, convened in a manner further promoting the cooperation between China and Africa.
  • China and Africa Constantly Explore New Cooperation Models Featuring Mutual Benefit and Win-win Results

    CHINA, 2016/08/07 On July 29, 2016, during the Coordinators' Conference on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said to the press that the scale, level and outcomes of the conference far exceeded original expectation.
  • What a borderless Africa could mean for China

    CHINA, 2016/08/07 With the rise of nativistic sentiments in the west and rising resistance to globalisation, African states – on the other hand – are embracing what globalization has to offer. Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah’s Pan-Africanist dream seem to be slowly materialising. The current efforts by the African Union (AU) to establish a borderless Africa for Africans and the launching of an AU e-passport to allow Africans to visit African nations visa-free are significant milestones. This move has been received with mixed feelings part Africans, but what would this move mean for the celebrated Africa-China relations? In this article, I explore some of the things I believe this ‘borderless Africa’ move would mean for China and the Chinese people living in Africa.
  • Africa, China continue to strike investment deals

    CHINA, 2016/07/25 Africa continues to attract the interest of world investors and the world’s biggest market. China’s investment ventures in Africa strongly suggest that the continent is seen as the new sleeping giant. As the bond between Africa and China strengthens, world leaders and investors will follow suit in trusting the opportunities available across the continent. China and Africa’s recent union is not only a milestone in Africa’s development, but is an indication of world interest in the continent.