China Concerned over Situation in DR Congo

From Xinhua:

At a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday, a senior Chinese diplomat commented that China is very concerned over the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“Judging from the current situation, a long-term process is needed in order to settle the situation and to effectively implement all signed agreements,” said Li Baodong, Chinese ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva.

China’s involvement in Africa has increased dramatically in recent years and has been the subject of several international controversies, including their involvement with Sudan in light of the crisis in Darfur.

On November 18, South Africa’s Independent Online posted the article “China Defends Investments in DR Congo,” which commented that in May 2008, China lent $9 billion to DR Congo for infrastructure improvements, and $35 million in January for the Congolese postal service.

“China’s business activities and investment programmes in DR Congo are based on mutual benefit and joint development,” foreign ministry spokesperson Qin Gang told reporters.

Related China Digital Times articles:

How China has created a new slave empire in Africa

China’s $9bn drive to buy Africa’s mineral wealth


Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.