中文: 中非合作论坛 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As China is seeking to increase its role as global economic power , the holding of this forum will give the opportunity to two giants,one awakening and the other fully awaked, to see where they can meet on energy ,diplomatic ,industrial,commercial ,construction,and cultural issues.
This 1st edition theme is Exploring Trade and Investment Opportunities: How Africa can benefit from China’s Experience
When:30th – 31st August 2012
Where:Accra International Conference Centre (AICC),Accra, Ghana,West Africa
Who: Business and political leaders, eminent academics, students, NGOs and multilateral/bilateral institutions
• The historical perspective of the role of trade & investment for the economic growth in China and in Africa and the potential role of China in fuelling Africa’s growth through trade and investment;
• How to overcome the challenges of the China–Africa trade and investment relationship;
• How African entrepreneurs and businesses can learn from the nurturing of their Chinese counterparts.
Official Websie : China Meets Africa
Some facts about Africa-China relations:
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) bought 20% of South Africa’s Standard Bank for $5.5bn
In Ethiopia – a country without natural resources- 83% of Chinese FDI is in the manufacturing sector
China-Africa Development Fund, which has set up branches in South Africa, Ethiopia and Zambia and has invested about $1.7bn between 2007 and end of March 2012
Xinjiang Goldwind Science &Technology and China First Automobile Works are setting up plants in South Africa.