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China Africa Relation in South Africa

  • 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.
  • President Xi Jinping to South Africa,

    CHINA, 2013/03/27 Speaking during the National Visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Africa, Zuma said China had received much success in a short time and it was incumbent upon South Africa to learn from China. The poverty, unemployment and inequity that South Africans and those in the southern hemisphere in general continue to face, was precisely what brought the two nations together, the president said.