About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock
About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock

China-Africa relations

China-Mauritius free-trade deal creates model for Beijing’s trade with Africa, observers say

  • Agreement opens up a market of 1.4 billion consumers to the tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean
  • Deal will ‘vitalise cooperation between our two countries and strengthen China-Africa economic ties’, head of African affairs at Chinese foreign ministry says

Topic |   China-Africa relations
About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock
About 85 per cent of the cultivated land on Mauritius is given over to growing sugar. Photo: Shutterstock
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