China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP
China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP

China-Africa relations: Beijing says it will help pay for world’s largest free-trade zone

  • Beijing will provide ‘cash assistance and capacity-building training’ for the African Continental Free-Trade Area, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says
  • Zone, which is set to open for business next year, spans 55 nations with a combined economy of US$3.4 trillion and 1.3 billion consumers

Topic |   China-Africa relations
China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP
China says it will provide financial backing for the African Continental Free-Trade Area. Photo: AFP
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