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China Africa Relation in North 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.
  • 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.
  • Commodity dip hits China’s little Africa

    CHINA, 2016/07/04 With few customers at his wholesale jeans store in Guangzhou these days, Nigerian trader Brien Chuks busies himself looking next his three-month old baby. “Last year I sold 12 shipping containers of jeans back to west Africa but this year I haven’t managed to fill a single one,” says Mr Chuks, who operates from the Canaan market in China’s third-biggest city, like a lot of other Africa-focused exporters. “The Nigerian economy depends on oil so with the crude price having fallen so low, business is very hard.” In a sign of the circularity in the world economy, the Africa-focused traders who have long thrived in Guangzhou are suffering because of a commodities-driven slump in their home continent that from presently on originated in China. At the same time as rapid Chinese increase pumped up prices of oil and metals, resource-rich parts of Africa thrived, buying additional consumer goods from Guangzhou. Presently the opposite has happened. Sitting in the midst of China’s manufacturing heartland, Guangzhou has long been a centre for trade with Africa.
  • How China's economic slowdown affects Africa?

    CHINA, 2016/03/14 China is presently the number-one trading partner for most African nations. It as well has huge investment of additional than 20 billion US dollars to the continent. So how will China's economic slowdown influence the African continent? We presently turn to our Nairobi studio. To properly understand why a slowdown in both GDP increase and request for raw materials from China actually does matter to African economies, look no further than this chart. Up to around the late 90s, there was little link, if any between China’s average GDP increase, and that of economies in Africa. From the start of this century, however, accumulation increase moved in lock-step with each other. Firmly underpinning this increase, was China’s request for commodities.
  • Forum Opens in Sudan to Boost Sino-African Peoples' Cooperation

    CHINA, 2014/05/14 About 200 delegates from 27 African nations and China started a two-day forum here on Monday to exchange experience, deepen cooperation in poverty relief to boost Sino-African friendship and improve the well-being of people in China and Africa. The opening session of the 3rd China-African People's Forum was attended by Wang Zhizhen, vice-chairwoman of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and vice-chairwoman of China Association for International Exchange, Sudanese Initial Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih, Mauritanian National Minister for Foreign Affairs and representative of the African Union Makfula Hamoudi.
  • Chinese Investments in Egypt Increase

    EGYPT, 2013/04/23 Chinese investments in Egypt have increased by 60 % ($200 million) during the completed two years to reach $560 million, China's ambassador to Egypt said on Sunday. China is looking forward to boosting bilateral relations with Egypt, the Middle East News Agency reported ambassador Song Aiguo as saying.