Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

2018-08-09 21:06 GMT+8

China supports the Central African Republic in advancing its peace process and economic development, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during his meeting with Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera on Thursday.

2018-09-06 13:29 GMT+8

China and Uganda should work together to share their experiences in social and economic development, especially poverty alleviation, and take the opportunity to implement the achievements of the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and jointly build the Belt and Road, said Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2018-09-06 15:29 GMT+8

The China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC) in Beijing is a historical monument for China and Africa to strengthen unity and cooperation and promote common development, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday while briefing the media on the outcomes of the summit.

2018-09-06 18:42 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Gambian counterpart Adama Barrow on Thursday that Beijing appreciates Barrow and the Gambian government's adherence to the one-China policy.

2018-09-06 14:44 GMT+8

The speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing was full of his own sincerity, Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, told CGTN.

2018-09-06 22:48 GMT+8

Before heading back to South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa led a delegation of ministers and officials to visit China's tech giant Alibaba. He invited Alibaba's founder Jack Ma to help his country with its digital economic development.

2018-09-06 09:50 GMT+8

“China is a very competitive country. In all areas, especially in the new, the fourth industrial revolution, China is on the top. So the new technologies, China has the ownership, the know-how, can compete with any country in the world.” The Minister of External Relations of Angola, Manuel Augusto, made these comments during his interview with Liu Xin, host of CGTN’s The Point.

2018-09-06 20:43 GMT+8

As the saying goes, it's better to teach someone to fish instead of simply giving him a fish to eat. An international training program under the Belt and Road Initiative has invited Kenyan students to study railway engineering in China. After graduation, these students plan to work on the Chinese-constructed Mombassa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway. This is also part of a long term plan for Chinese enterprises to hand the railway over to locals.

2018-09-06 18:29 GMT+8

China and Madagascar should promote the friendly cooperation to a new level, taking the opportunity to implement the achievements of the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), said Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2018-09-05 14:52 GMT+8

As the FOCAC summit came to an end, business leaders from China and Africa shared their thoughts with CGTN on Chinese President Xi Jinping's keynote speech. They also offered their expectations on future cooperation. After deciphering the messages and signals sent by President Xi in his keynote speech, participants had their own say. But one thing is certain, they all believe the proposed measures and initiatives are concrete and precise.

2018-09-05 22:28 GMT+8

It's difficult to think of an iconic African landscape that Namibia doesn't process.

2018-09-04 11:01 GMT+8

Cote d'Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, is a sovereign state situated in West Africa. In the 21st century, the country's economy is largely market-based and still relies heavily on agriculture.

2018-09-03 09:42 GMT+8

When thinking of Africa, Kenya is the first country that jumps to mind for many.

2018-09-02 10:05 GMT+8

Known as the Congo-Brazzaville and located in Central Africa, the Republic of Congo enjoys a pleasantly laidback capital city in Brazzaville.

2018-09-01 10:33 GMT+8

The West African nation of Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 15.85 million. 

2018-08-31 11:28 GMT+8

Little known to most of the world, the Republic of Guinea is a country on the western coast of Africa with stunning scenery. Due to its diverse geography and history, Guinea presents many well-known tourist sites. 

2018-08-30 10:57 GMT+8

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa and is home to the second largest population on the African continent with 104.96 million people.

2018-08-29 09:43 GMT+8

Formerly known as Nyasaland, the Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of 18 million. Apart from the legendary Malawian friendliness, the country has much to offer. 

2018-08-28 11:43 GMT+8

Neighboring Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe, this African destination is still relatively quiet and untouched.

2018-08-27 10:17 GMT+8

Known as Africa in miniature, the Republic of Cameroon is a vast ethnic and linguistic jigsaw with both Francophone and Anglophone regions that is home to more than 200 different linguistic groups.

2018-08-26 11:48 GMT+8

Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability and prosperity. With its dense forests, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, Uganda is a highlight reel of the African landscape.

2018-08-25 10:52 GMT+8

After a difficult decade, stability is returning to Zimbabwe, and pioneering tourists are gradually trickling back to the country. The country rewards eager travelers with an abundance of natural wonders, friendly locals, fascinating heritage and temperate climate.

2018-08-24 16:12 GMT+8

Commerce is very important for the China-Africa relationship, creating jobs, wealth and new opportunities. 

2018-09-04 13:10 GMT+8

Jushi Egypt is a subsidiary of leading global fiberglass company China Jushi. It produces around 200,000 tons of fiberglass every year, making Egypt the world's third largest fiberglass producer after the United States and China.

2018-09-03 12:13 GMT+8

Ahmed Deabes, from Egypt, is studying at Beijing Information Science and Technology University. He learned Chinese fast and even dabbled in singing in Chinese.

2018-09-02 13:38 GMT+8

All the way back in 1963, China sent 100 healthcare workers to Algeria after it gained independence from France – and coordination between the sides hasn't looked back. China has deployed doctors to help take on epidemics, and training programs help both sides learn from one another.      

2018-09-01 08:51 GMT+8

Security is an important chapter of the China-Africa story, with peacekeepers from China and African nations often deployed side by side. 

2018-08-31 11:36 GMT+8

Idling around weekend markets in many African cities, you will find that some of the animals are always presented as a group, on T-shirts, mugs, fridge magnets or simply made as wood sculptures. The street vendors call them “The Big Five.”

2018-09-02 08:54 GMT+8

Rumba legend Franco Luambo Makiadi and OK Jazz spent decades as one of the Democratic Republic of Congo's greatest bands. But who was Franco Luambo Makiadi and what legacy did he leave behind?

2018-09-01 10:50 GMT+8

When talking about Kenya's fashion industry, one name cannot be ignored: John Kaveke.

2018-08-31 10:03 GMT+8

Monwabisi Sikweyiya and his team of shark spotters are part of a unique program that has been mediating between humans and sharks along the coasts of Cape Town, South Africa, ensuring the safety of both species.

2018-08-30 12:34 GMT+8

Moving from one farm to another with their traditional big scissors and sharp skills, South African shearers have been defying the rise of automation, maintaining the country’s leading position among the world's major wool exporters.

2018-08-29 14:31 GMT+8

Africa – the world's second largest continent and the only one that lies all four hemispheres. A hot, dry landscape full of wildlife may be the only image that comes to mind when you think of the continent. But how much do you really know about Africa?

2018-08-28 13:38 GMT+8

Relations between China and Africa are developing fast, and their close cooperation is bridging their geographical and cultural gaps.

2018-09-04 10:41 GMT+8

Thanks to deepening ties between China and Africa, more Africans are flocking to Chinese cities such as Guangzhou and Beijing, in search of work opportunities and a better life, bringing their own cultural customs with them. 

2018-09-03 09:14 GMT+8

Relations between China and Africa are developing fast, and their close cooperation is bridging their geographical and cultural gaps.

2018-09-02 09:53 GMT+8

China and Algeria established full diplomatic ties in 1958. In 2014, the two countries upgraded their relations into a comprehensive strategic partnership. 

2018-08-14 17:20 GMT+8

Marref Darek Kouassi and his football team members have been training on a muddy field in downtown Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire, for years.

2018-08-12 12:50 GMT+8

Higher education in Malawi remains desirable for Malawian youngsters, and the biggest difficulty lies in its lack of funding. China helped Malawi build its first science university in 2012. It opened two years later and its first class will graduate in 2019. But the future of these graduates is less certain due to the country’s sluggish economy. 

2018-08-11 14:43 GMT+8

You have probably never thought of living your life without electricity, but there are some countries, where turning the light on is a luxury. Uganda is one of them. 

2018-08-09 15:02 GMT+8

54 Confucius Institutes have been established in Africa over the years, as ties with countries in the continent get stronger. Speaking of these non-profit public institutions, many may relate them to the Chinese language and cultural exchange. But in Kenya’s Egerton University, there’s something unique and different: the Kenya-China Joint Laboratory for Crop Molecular Biology.

2018-08-08 19:59 GMT+8

Simala Sinda Wedika never thought he’d one day work in a rice field as a farmer.

2018-08-07 16:11 GMT+8

China has been actively involved in Angola's post-war reconstruction process, covering projects like urbanization and social housing. The flagship 3.5-billion-US-dollar Kilamba New City project, by Chinese civil engineering company CITIC Construction, has turned a backward rural area into a modern satellite town of the nation's capital, Luanda.

2018-08-19 16:04 GMT+8

Sudan is known for quality cotton, with a history of hundreds of years.

2018-08-22 14:52 GMT+8

The southern African nation of Mozambique will soon embrace a historic change in its domestic infrastructure. The Chinese-built Maputo bridge and link roads will become the nation’s key international passageways linking its capital Maputo all the way southward to South Africa. Experts say this will also boost the country’s global trade and tourism growth.

2018-08-21 15:07 GMT+8

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, as one of the world’s seven natural wonders, has always drawn many onlookers. Tourists from around the world flock to Victoria Falls City, every year. 

2018-08-18 22:36 GMT+8

The Belt and Road Initiative provides a significant opportunity for China and Egypt to enhance cooperation and boost investment. Jushi Egypt, a fiberglass company in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, represents one of the most successful examples of China-Egypt industrial cooperation.

2018-08-17 16:21 GMT+8

What is the most popular smartphone brand in Africa? Well, ask some folks in Ghana, and they may probably tell you it is China’s Tecno.

2018-08-16 20:58 GMT+8

‍Li Tianshu, deputy head of liaison business of China Construction Bank, Johannesburg office, had a routine meeting with a local loan recipient Aberdare.

2018-07-24 14:03 GMT+8

For years, Berthold Ackon from Ghana has dedicated himself to settling misunderstandings between China and Africa by making videos on Youtube. With a viewership of over 70 million, Ackon serves as a communications link between the two sides.

2018-09-01 17:41 GMT+8

Over the past two decades, a Chinese pharmaceutical company has been working with the government of Sudan to combat malaria with artemisinin, a compound found naturally in a Chinese shrub.

2018-08-30 21:06 GMT+8

Guangzhou in southern China is renowned as a popular destination for African businessmen and students. 

2018-08-27 15:37 GMT+8

It's not common to see a traditional Chinese therapy being fleshed out on patients in Africa.

2018-08-25 15:45 GMT+8

Workers traveling in shuttle buses all arrive at the Husab Uranium Mine at daybreak in the desert of Namibia. Among them, Kerry B. Puuahee, a female heavy-duty truck driver, is in her third year working at the Chinese-operated uranium mine, and she’s proving that this tough line of work isn’t just for men. 

2018-08-23 21:35 GMT+8

It's the last day in Levy Mwanawasa hospital for Chinese cardiologist Wang Weimin – it's also his last day in Zambia. He routinely performed checkups and other procedures on patients in the cluttered, disorganized medical center. Due to the lack of funding, the hospital has only 150 beds, while the number of patients is overwhelming. 

2018-08-19 16:53 GMT+8

In 2005, young Chinese dancer Jiang Keyu landed in Africa for the first time. 

2018-09-03 21:23 GMT+8

I’m Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here’s what I’m watching: The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation. 

2018-09-07 22:09 GMT+8

China is willing to work together with Tanzania to implement the outcome of the Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as an opportunity to promote the continuous development of China-Tanzania and China-Africa relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

2018-09-06 21:00 GMT+8

China is willing to deepen cooperation and expand communication in various fields with Lesotho, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with the African nation's Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. 

2018-09-06 20:59 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China welcomes Togo to actively participate in the construction of Belt and Road and is willing to enhance cooperation with the African country in areas including agriculture, electricity and infrastructure construction.

2018-09-06 20:59 GMT+8

China backs the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in maintaining its stability and promoting socio-economic development, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with the African nation's Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. 

2018-09-06 21:15 GMT+8

China-Burundi ties are at the best time in history and China is willing to support Burundi to independently explore development paths suited to its national conditions, said Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2018-09-06 15:29 GMT+8

China and Cape Verde should work together to build the bilateral relations a model of solidarity and cooperation between big and small countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

2018-09-06 12:54 GMT+8

Emmanuel Ntigirinzigo sits in pale blue medical overalls outside the operation room with an eye patch. His one eye is fixed on a sign that hangs on the wall opposite him. It reads “Chinese Medical Team”. A female doctor comes out to check him over. His eye now moves around the room, but he sees nothing. He has seen next-to-nothing from this eye for over 20 years.

2018-09-06 02:27 GMT+8

China and Morocco should strengthen coordination and communication in international and regional issues, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. 

2018-09-05 22:04 GMT+8

China is willing to work with Algeria to implement the outcome of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and continue to deepen cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

2018-09-05 20:25 GMT+8

China will continue to support Zimbabwe's efforts to revitalize its economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.

2018-09-05 20:24 GMT+8

China is delighted to see positive developments in Guinea-Bissau's internal situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. 

2018-09-05 20:14 GMT+8

China welcomes Sao Tome and Principe's return to the China-Africa family of friendly cooperation and it will be a reliable friend and partner to Sao Tome and Principe, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. 

2018-09-05 20:09 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said the traditional friendship between China and Tunisia will never change no matter how the situation changes.

2018-09-05 19:42 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday made a phone call to Arif Alvi, congratulating him on winning the Islamic Republic of Pakistan's presidential election.

2018-09-05 19:41 GMT+8

As the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) wrapped up in Beijing, leaders from many nations applauded its success and spoke excitedly about its future.

2018-09-05 19:03 GMT+8

Relations between China and the Republic of Congo are at the best stage of history, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. 

2018-09-05 18:57 GMT+8

Editor's Note: On September 2, 2018, the Daily Nation published a signed article by China's Ambassador to Kenya Sun Baohong entitled FOCAC an opportunity to usher in new Sino-African cooperation. The full text is as follows:

2018-09-05 18:18 GMT+8

China firmly supports the African Union (AU) and African countries in solving African issues in the African way, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission after the conclusion of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

2018-09-05 15:36 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met his Chad counterpart Idriss Deby in Beijing after the conclusion of the 2018 Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

2018-09-05 15:13 GMT+8

Nigeria is China's important partner in Africa as it is a  major country on the continent, and the relationship between the two is at its best in history, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. 

2018-09-05 13:21 GMT+8

Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan and Rwanda's first lady Jeannette Kagame visited China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on September 4 in Beijing. 

2018-09-05 11:40 GMT+8

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as a huge success, saying it was actually a millstone in an interview with CGTN at the sidelines of the FOCAC on Tuesday.

2018-09-05 10:28 GMT+8

The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which concluded in Beijing on Tuesday, was a great success, said Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

2018-09-04 23:46 GMT+8

A major Sino-African summit wrapped up in Beijing on Tuesday with a commitment for strengthened cooperation between Beijing and African nations, setting the course for new partnerships in areas from trade and security to people-to-people exchange over the next three years.

2018-09-04 23:36 GMT+8