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China Africa Relation in Sierra Leone

  • 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.
  • 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.