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China Africa Relation in Kenya

  • 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.
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with President Uhuru Kenyatta at National Home Nairobi

    CHINA, 2014/05/14 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with President Uhuru Kenyatta at National Home Nairobi on Sunday. Hainan Airline, touted as the major privately-owned air transport company in China, plans to enter the East Africa market with a $50 (Sh4.36 billion) million investment . The Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed HNA Group is the fourth major airline in China and operates in 60 nations. The airline signed an agreement with Astral Aviation Airlines Kenya on Saturday, which was one of the 17 MoUs signed at National Home between Kenya and China.