中文 Français default  
 
Home Sino-African Relations Entering Africa Exchanges and Dialogues Academic Exchanges
  FOCAC Archives
  FOCAC ABC
  The 1st Ministerial Conference
  The 2nd Ministerial Conference
  Beijing Summit and the 3rd Ministerial Conference
  The 4th Ministerial Conference
  The 5th Ministerial Conference
  Johannesburg Summit & The 6th Ministerial Conference
  Photo Exhibitions on Past Conferences
  Reading China
  China in a Sketch
  China's Development
  A Panorama of China
  Relevant Links
Chinese Follow-up Committee members
Chinese Diplomatic Missions in Africa
China's Major Academic Institutions
China' s Major News Media
Related African Websites
[more>>] 
Exchanges and Dialogues  
   Diplomatic Envoys' Activities
   Voices from Media
   Exchanges between Localities
Spotlight: China-Africa cooperation plans to boost Africa's integration
 (2016-06-29)

Photo taken on Sept. 20, 2015 shows a train operating on the light rail in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The rail project was constructed by the China Railway Group in the capital of the east African country. (Xinhua/SunRuibo)

KIGALI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- As Africa looks forward to continental integration, the Chinese government announced plans to roll out major joint ventures that will enable the continent to achieve integration agenda.

Last year, the Chinese government announced that it will roll out 10 cooperation plans that will strengthen cooperation with Africa within the next three years.

The programs cover the areas of agriculture modernization, infrastructure, industrialization, financial services, trade and investment facilitation, green development, peace and security, poverty reduction and public welfare, public health and people-to-people exchanges.

China will also offer 60 billion U.S. dollars to ensure the smooth implementation of the cooperation initiatives.

Speaking to Xinhua, Claver Gatete, Rwanda minister of finance and economic planning, said that China's major economic cooperation arrangements with Africa will play a crucial role towards boosting economic integration on the continent.

"These economic initiatives and other efforts toward Africa regional integration hold the promise of boosting intra-regional trade and improving investment prospects in the continent, as well as African competitiveness," he said.

Africa trade integration has long been a strategic objective for Africa policy makers and economists, despite the continent's market remains highly fragmented.

On June 10, 2015 in Cairo, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) was officially launched which seeks to boost economic growth in Africa.

File photo shows vehicles running along the Nairobi Eastern & Northern Bypass, constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

TFTA brings together three of Africa's major regional economic communities -- the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

According to Dr. Martyn Davies, managing director for emerging markets and Africa, Deloitte Frontier Advisory South Africa, the development strategies of China towards Africa economic integration are pivotal force for promoting common development.

"With Africa having reached a point where industrialization plans are ready to take off, China's 10 major plans will help Africa realize inclusive, sustainable development that defines the structural transformation of the continent," he said.

"Barriers to trade continue to limit the growth of trade throughout all African regional groupings. China-Africa programs will create opportunities, new jobs, and brighter futures for Africans."

Since 2000, China has been extending its assistance and conducting cooperation activities with African countries through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) framework.

The FOCAC, a collective consultation and dialogue mechanism between China and African countries, has, since its launch, seen billions of dollars from Chinese government channeled to Africa countries for economic development.

 

 

 Spotlight: China-Africa cooperation plans to boost Africa's integration  (2016-06-29)
 ICRC keen to bolster cooperation with China in Africa: official  (2016-06-29)
 Zimbabwe's Mugabe supports China's stance on South China Sea issue: official  (2016-06-29)
 Chinese Dream and African Dream Fly Hand in Hand  (2016-06-29)
 AfDB unveils new strategy to hasten agricultural transformation in Africa  (2016-06-29)
 Chinese company to construct wind farm in Djibouti  (2016-06-28)
 S. Africa's court dismisses Zuma's attempt to stop reinstatement of corruption charges  (2016-06-28)
 China pledges to support Zimbabwe overcome economic difficulties  (2016-06-27)
 Egypt backs peaceful solution to South China Sea issue  (2016-06-27)
 Interview: Xi's G20 invitation to Sisi reflects strong China-Egypt ties: Egyptian official  (2016-06-27)
 Feature: Young Kenyan builds business acumen in China, inspires peers  (2016-06-27)
 China donates medical supplies to Uganda to boost health care  (2016-06-23)
 Feature: Ghanaian students broaden knowledge through Chinese learning  (2016-06-23)
 From "Karez Well" to "Water Cellar for Mothers"  (2016-06-23)
 China ready, willing to finance Tanzania Industrialization Drive  (2016-06-23)
 China to continue support for Ethiopian school feeding program  (2016-06-22)
 Ambassador Sun Xianghua Interviewed by Mainstream Media of Lesotho  (2016-06-22)
 Chinese Embassy in Zambia and the National Visual Arts Council of Zambia Jointly Host Opening Ceremony of the Zambian and Chinese Partnership Arts Exhibition  (2016-06-22)
 African countries express support to China's position on South China Sea  (2016-06-22)
 China-Africa: Different People, Common Culture  (2016-06-21)
 Africa bank governors meet over Chinese yuan's inclusion into IMF reserve currencies  (2016-06-21)
 China to start direct trading between yuan, South African rand  (2016-06-21)
 Road accident claims four lives in SW Tanzania  (2016-06-21)
 Cameroon calls for peaceful solution to dispute in South China Sea  (2016-06-17)
 China, U.S. vow continued support to operationalization of Africa CDC  (2016-06-17)
 Spotlight: AU, China reiterate commitment to taking relation to higher level  (2016-06-17)
 Tanzanian MPs oppose new tax on tourism services  (2016-06-16)
 Morocco, China firm to build industrial park with 10 bln USD investment  (2016-06-16)
 Chinese agricultural specialist teaches Nigerian technicians in Abuja  (2016-06-16)
 Chinese envoy donates blood to Tanzania's leading hospital  (2016-06-15)
 Participants dazzle with proficiency in Chinese speech contest in Nigeria  (2016-06-15)
 AU to launch e-passport in July  (2016-06-15)
 Morocco, China firm to build industrial park with 10 bln USD investment  (2016-06-14)
 Chinese city delegation in Windhoek to promote ties  (2016-06-14)
 China to continue support for Ethiopian school feeding program  (2016-06-14)
 Chinese firm launches agriculture training in Nigeria  (2016-06-14)
 Divided opinions over France's condemnation on Mali rebels' duplicity  (2016-06-14)
 Chinese company donates gifts to Angolan primary school on children's day  (2016-06-13)
 KenGen to seek partnerships with China to expand geothermal power  (2016-06-13)
 Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism  (2016-06-13)
 Chinese Investors Favor the Gateway of West Africa, Togo Takes Lead in China-Africa Production Capacity Cooperation  (2016-06-13)
 China assures Sierra Leone of the new airport project  (2016-06-12)
 Kenya backs China's approach to South China Sea disputes  (2016-06-12)
 Chinese peacekeeper's body brought home from Mali  (2016-06-12)
 Interview: South Sudan fragile economy threatens nascent peace gains: experts  (2016-06-12)
 Benin students celebrate Chinese Dragon Boat Festival  (2016-06-12)
 Mandarin Chinese introduced at 44 S. African schools: minister  (2016-06-08)
 Cameroon: Uncovering Long-Drawn Chinese Tea Culture!  (2016-06-08)
 Zimbabwe: Beijing to Push G20  (2016-06-08)
 Cape Verde, China explore new areas of cooperation  (2016-06-08)