Executive Intelligence Review


China-Africa Collaboration Featured in Rwanda Daily, as Xi Jinping Prepares To Visit

July 19, 2018 (EIRNS)—As China’s President Xi Jinping embarked today on his trip through the United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius, the New Times of Rwanda published an article highlighting the mutual benefits of China-Africa cooperation. President Xi will be in Rwanda on July 22-23, the first Chinese President to visit in recent history.

The article pointed out that “as a constructive new model, it has promoted the progress of the African development agenda, helped Africa to industrialize, develop economies, reduce poverty and inject vitality into the overall development of the continent. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has given Africa an alternative to North-South cooperation.

“The economic complementarity between China and Africa is strong and growing. Chinese companies are very active on the African continent. At present, there are more than 2,000 Chinese enterprises investing actively in Africa. They train workers and solve employment problems, increase local taxes and improve the living standard of the people,”

wrote author Paul Ntambara. In addition, he pointed out that

“at present, the trade volume between China and Africa has exceeded more than $200 billion. China helps Africa build infrastructure, invest and open factories in Africa, and provides Africa with a large number of high-quality and cheap goods. It also buys goods from Africa to promote its economic development.”