Wen Africa visit 2006

China’s African affair – Financial Times

From an editorial in the Financial Times: China has been wooing Africa on many fronts. Wen Jiabao, the Chinese prime minister, has just completed the third top-level tour of Africa in less than six months, following visits by Li Zhaoxing, foreign minister, and Hu Jintao, president. Many African nations now pin hopes on the fulfilment […]

Chinese premier boosts trade with seven-nation Africa tour – Rory Carroll

From The Guardian: Mr Wen’s tour is a showcase of Chinese deal-making. Accords in Egypt on oil, natural gas and telecommunications were followed by a $66m loan to Ghana for a telecommunications project and hints of $600m for a hydroelectric dam. Congo was offered economic, commercial and technical cooperation. Tanzania and Uganda are expecting fresh […]

South Africa: Engaging China – Business Day editorial

From an editorial in South Africa’s Business Day: It is only recently that China and SA have sought to broaden their relationship. Wen’s visit, the first official one to SA by a Chinese prime minister, holds out prospects as well as challenges. It will help build ties and perhaps give impetus to, among other things, […]

Angola: China’s African foothold – BBC

From the BBC: One of the worst of the countless conflicts that has blighted Africa in recent times is that of Angola. But a peace deal signed four years ago – and huge oil reserves – are now giving the Angolans hope as the country tries to rebuild its devastated infrastructure. Recently China, scouring the […]

China and Africa: Who benefits? – BBC

From BBC NEWS: As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao embarks on a seven-nation tour to Africa, we’re asking: who is benefiting from the ever-growing diplomatic and economic ties between Africa and Asia’s giant? This year alone, the Chinese have undertaken two major, high-profile tours to Africa, with Chinese President Hu Jintao visiting five countries only two […]

China woos Africa – various sources

In advance of Premier Wen Jiabao’s upcoming trip to Africa, there has been a huge amount of coverage of China-Africa ties. From Business in Africa: From copper in Congo to timber in Liberia, China has been looking to Africa more keenly in recent years for a wide range of natural resources. Meanwhile, the continent has […]



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