China – Africa Relations Now in a Golden Period

Speaking at the ‘Forum on Chinese Businesses in Africa’ last Monday – the vice foreign minister of China Zhai Jun, said that; “as an important part of China-Africa relationship, cooperation in economy, trade and investment has yielded fruitful results. China has been the largest trading partner of Africa since 2009. Two-way trade grew from about US$10 billion in 2000 to almost US$200 billion in 2012. Africa is China’s second largest project contracting market and the fourth largest investment destination.

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