China welcomes peaceful power handover in Libya

China has welcomed the Libyan National Transitional Council’s peaceful handover of power to its newly elected national assembly. A press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted spokesman Qin Gang as saying the move on Aug. 8 marked an important step in the country’s political transitional process. Qin said the Chinese side hoped Libya will […]

China slams Clinton over Africa involvement

Chinese state media are lashing out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she warned African leaders against cooperating with nations who want to exploit the continent’s resources. The comments of Clinton, who is on an 11-day trip across sub-Saharan Africa, were regarded by some as being directed at China, which has emerged as […]

Africans urge China to help create sustainable development

Africans urge China to help create sustainable development

African leaders and independent groups are pressing China to prioritize sustainable development in its trade with African countries. In Beijing, officials say they increasingly recognize the importance of sound environmental practices for building strong relations with the continent. During meetings this month as part of Beijing’s China-Africa forum, World Wildlife Fund Director General Jim Leape […]

China, Benin to boost cooperation

China, Benin to boost cooperation

Vice President Xi Jinping and Beninese President Thomas Boni Yayi pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries on the sidelines of the fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on Friday. Xi said China and Benin are good friends and that both sides have insisted on equality, cooperation, mutual trust and […]

President Hu Jintao’s speech at opening ceremony of Fifth Ministerial Conference of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) entitled as “Open Up New Prospects for A New Type of China-Africa Strategic Partnership.” The following is the full text of Hu’s speech: Open Up New Prospects for A New […]

China to strive to open up new prospects for China-Africa strategic partnership

China to strive to open up new prospects for China-Africa strategic partnership

Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday that China and Africa should strengthen political mutual trust and expand practical cooperation in order to open up new prospects for China-Africa partnership. Hu made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Hu said that China and Africa […]

Xi Jinping praises mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Africa

Xi Jinping praises mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Africa

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday hailed the rapid development of mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Africa. In a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the second China-Africa People’s Forum, Xi said China and Africa always pursue mutual benefit and common development. “The respective and mutually complementary comparative advantages of China […]

Xi Jinping addresses opening ceremony of China-Africa People’s Forum

Xi Jinping addresses opening ceremony of China-Africa People’s Forum

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the Second China-Africa People’s Forum in Suzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province, July 10, 2012. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) poses for a group photo with African statesmen ahead of the opening ceremony of the Second China-Africa People’s Forum in Suzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province, […]