KAMPALA, (Xinhua) -- As China
pursues in its foreign policy the notion of “building a community with a shared
future for mankind,” analysts said this provides a catalyst for African
“It is not a
monopoly of the haves, but is a shared vision for the have nots,” Fredrick Gume,
Uganda’s minister of trade, industry and cooperatives told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Zhuqiang, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, said that the new foreign policy seeks
deeper cooperation between China and other countries.
widen the spheres of cooperation and this means more opportunities for African
countries,” he said.
He said the
Seventh Forum for China-Africa Cooperation will be held next year and is
expected to discuss foreign policies in relation to African development.
African countries can grow together with us to realize different dreams. China
has Chinese dreams, Africa has African dreams. No one in this world can realize
dreams individually,” he said.
an official at Uganda Investment Authority, a Ugandan state-run organization in
charge of attracting investment, said Africa should utilize China’s redefinition
of internationalism to boost its development.
countries need to learn from China by having consistent policies backed by
research, Ajer said. Through research and planning, China moved away from a
controlled economy to a free economy which has accelated its development.
that similarly Africa should have plans that span a period of over 50 years. He
said these plans backed by research must be followed and implemented.
Gume said now
that China is willing to help other countries grow with it, there should be a
mechanism for setting up industries in Africa.
He said what
Africa now needs is to add value to its products. This can be achieved by
building factories on the continent.
investors to come here and add value to what is produced,” the minister said,
noting that Africa should not continue exporting raw materials.
setting up factories in Africa means more jobs created and foreign exchange
earned from exports of finished products.
Chinese, African parties meet to share wisdom
BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- The
Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday held a seminar with African
political parties to explore the mission and role of parties in building a
China-Africa community with a shared future.
director of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, addressed
the opening ceremony of the seminar, which was held ahead of an upcoming
dialogue between the CPC and other political parties from across the globe.
the attendees on the new thoughts and development strategies decided at the 19th
CPC National Congress, including the concept of building a community with a
shared future of mankind.
process of exploring paths towards modernization, China and Africa shall further
deepen communication of ideas, draw on each other’s strengths, and continuously
promote the development of their respective undertakings, Song said.
that political parties exert great influence in the development of countries and
their engagement with other countries, Song said that the CPC is willing to
maintain close relations with African political parties and join efforts to
build a China-Africa community with a shared future.
representatives of political parties from some 20 African countries attended the