FOCAC set to boost China-Africa cooperation: S. African experts – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) offers significant potentials for a development paradigm for China-Africa cooperation, South African experts said.

Speaking from the perspectives of both business and academic research, the analysts interviewed by Xinhua noted that the FOCAC Summit presented the “the possibility, if consciously involving the masses of Africans, of most far-reaching opportunity to break with past practice.”

Professor Jay Jay Williams from the University of the Western Cape School of Government said what Africa needs is real development that “directly and sustainably impacts the lives of the people on the ground”, just as indicated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in his key-note speech at the forum held on…

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