Sino-African Relations

African Union celebrates 50th anniversary

A South Sudanese tradtional dancer entertains guests during the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union in Addis Ababa yesterday. Photo: AFP

China was thanked yesterday for its massive wave of investment across Africa as the continent's leaders opened extravagant celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the African Union.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 8:58am

Xi's first overseas foray 'a symbolic victory', analysts say

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. Photo: AFP

The choice of destinations shows that Xi Jinping, who became president last month, preferred to play it safe in choosing countries in which errors were unlikely to be made.

1 Apr 2013 - 11:05am

Xi Jinping wraps up tour with 'deepened ties' with Congo

President Xi Jinping addresses Congo's parliament. He said he hoped to lift bilateral ties to a 'higher level'. Photo: Xinhua

Xi ended his tour by making the first visit by a Chinese president to the Republic of the Congo, a small and impoverished country in central Africa which has significant oil resources and other untapped mineral wealth.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:58am

Xi Jinping vows to boost bilateral ties with Congo-Brazzaville

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso (right) and his wife Antoinette welcome China's President Xi Jinping and and his wife Peng Liyuan upon their arrival at Brazzaville's Maya-maya airport. Photo: AFP

China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday signed deals worth several million dollars with his Congolese counterpart in sectors as varied as banking and infrastructure, on the final leg of his three-nation Africa tour. His visit to Tanzania, South Africa and now the Republic of the Congo underscores Beijing’s growing presence in the resource-rich continent

30 Mar 2013 - 5:34am

Xi and Zuma vow to prioritise Sino-South African relations

President Xi Jinping and South African leader Jacob Zuma have signed a series of deals to deepen bilateral co-operation. Photo: Reuters

China and South Africa vowed to make their relationship a diplomatic priority and tackle trade imbalances as they signed a series of deals on deepening co-operation following talks between President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Jacob Zuma.

27 Mar 2013 - 6:34am

President Xi to target energy and raw material supplies on African visit

China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping's visit to three resource-rich African countries is part of a strategy to secure valuable supplies of energy and raw materials to fuel China's manufacturing sector.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:44am

China treads lightly to improve image in Africa

China plans to chart a delicate course in Africa to avoid a backlash over its growing economic footprint on the continent and a trade imbalance that critics say favours Beijing and mainland firms.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing, Africa to step up energy co-operation

China will enhance energy co-operation with Africa over the next three years, forming a key plank in its engagement with the continent as Premier Wen Jiabao prepares to hold talks with African leaders in Egypt.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Market forces

The wholesale clothing market at No 88 Guangyuan West Road is a lone finger of concrete between two arteries of electrified railway. The tracks converge at the building's rear before snaking down to Guangzhou station 500 metres to the southeast.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

African bank chief calls for bigger cash influx

African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka yesterday dismissed concerns about China's investment in Africa, as the financial institution ended its first annual meeting in Asia.

'My concern about Chinese investment in Africa is that there is not enough of it,' he said. 'I want to see more investment flowing into Africa, wherever it comes from.'

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

African ties 'threaten influence of the west'

Report says oil deals with continent could sour Sino-western relations

China's growing investment in Africa's oil and gas resources could eclipse the political influence of the west in the energy-rich continent and sour Sino-western relations, according to an international security journal.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Trade and energy on Wen's agenda

China seeks to gain deals on African resources: analyst

China is seeking to convert its political capital in Africa into lucrative economic and trade deals, a mainland analyst has suggested ahead of Premier Wen Jiabao's scheduled trip to the resource-rich continent next weekend.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Foreign Minister sets off for Africa

FOREIGN Minister Tang Jiaxuan left for a five-nation tour of Africa yesterday aimed at boosting ties and countering the chequebook diplomacy of rival Taiwan.

Mr Tang will kick off the visit with talks in Egypt and Kenya, both close Beijing allies on the issues of Taiwan and human rights.

He will then tour Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia before visiting France.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Media in campaign to back Africa bid

The official media have launched a massive campaign to bolster Beijing's battle with Taiwan over diplomatic links to African countries.

The media had stressed the need for better economic ties, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) reported yesterday.

6 May 1996 - 12:00am