|Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF, CPC relations visionary: former diplomat|
By Li Nuer
"The most important aspect is the visionary aspect of this relationship," Mutsvangwa told Xinhua on the occasion of the 90th founding anniversary of the CPC.
"It was unimaginable that in 1962 to 1964 when Zanu-PF forged this relationship,
Led by President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) brought the country's independence from
"I thank the visionary teaching of these two parties that back then they forged this relationship which is now the savior of
Mutsvangwa said the emergence of a strong and economically powerful
The imposition of sanctions by the West and China's win-win approach to economic cooperation and non interference in the internal affairs of another country have helped draw Zimbabwe closer to China.
Bilateral relations and trade have been consistently growing between the two countries complemented by high-level exchanges of visits.
At the end of 2010, trade between the two countries stood at 560 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 90 percent from the previous year.