The sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held in Sandton tomorrow

The sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will take place on the 4th – 5th of December 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg under the theme, “Africa-China Progressing Together: Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development”.

President Jacob Zuma and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China will co-chair the summit. African Heads of State and government, representatives from the African Union (AU), heads of regional organisations and multilateral organisations will attend.

The meeting aims to facilitate discussion around areas of common concern including debt relief, science and technology, investment promotion, unemployment – especially among the youth, poverty eradication, water and sanitation, transport, education as well as infrastructure development.

For more information on the summit click here http://www.focac.org/eng/ltda/dwjbzjjhys_1/

For articles concerning Chinese foreign investment in Africa in general click here: https://theconversation.com/what-does-chinas-role-in-africa-say-about-its-growing-global-footprint-49474 and here: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/africa-in-focus/posts/2015/09/03-china-africa-investment-trade-myth-chen-dollar-tang

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