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China Africa Relation in Southern 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.
  • Governor of Erongo Region of Namibia Visits China

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  • Southern Africa region presents huge opportunities for China-Africa industrial cooperation

    CHINA, 2015/05/04 Leaders of 15 southern African nations, ranging from resources-rich Democratic Republic of Congo to the continent’s manufacturing hub South Africa, have adopted a half-a-century strategy to industrialize the region. Experts say the strategy can bring huge opportunities for China-Africa cooperation as Beijing announced before this year its intention to prioritize China-Africa industrial capacity cooperation. The strategy, to be implemented in three stages spanning from 2015 to 2063, was endorsed at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) additional-ordinary summit of Heads of National and Government held in the Zimbabwean capital Harare Wednesday.
  • Southern Africa region presents huge opportunities for China-Africa industrial cooperation

    CHINA, 2015/05/04 Leaders of 15 southern African nations, ranging from resources-rich Democratic Republic of Congo to the continent’s manufacturing hub South Africa, have adopted a half-a-century strategy to industrialize the region. Experts say the strategy can bring huge opportunities for China-Africa cooperation as Beijing announced before this year its intention to prioritize China-Africa industrial capacity cooperation. The strategy, to be implemented in three stages spanning from 2015 to 2063, was endorsed at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) additional-ordinary summit of Heads of National and Government held in the Zimbabwean capital Harare Wednesday.
  • China's assitance to Zimbabwe.

    CHINA, 2014/03/01 On February 20, Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Lin Lin was interviewed by reporters from the Daily News and answered questions about the business cooperation between the two nations inclunding China's assitance to Zimbabwe. Ambassador Lin said that trade between the two nations grew from $310 million in 2003 to $1.1 billion in 2013. Since 2009, bilateral trade has been on a fast track of development. He believed that in the next five years, with deepened cooperation between the two sides, the trade volume will continue to grow.
  • Zimbabweans interested engaging in trade with Chinese companies

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/04/05 Zimbabweans interested engaging in trade with Chinese companies have been presented with a platform to enable them to gather the necessary data formerly sealing business deals to avoid losing their hard- earned money through bogus companies.
  • 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.