NEWS LETTER (August 1-15, 2012)

1. China-Africa pact turns to think-tanks

August 11, 2012. By Xinhua

Ten Chinese and a similar number of Think-tanks from Africa will start working together as the two partners seek to deepen understanding of their relations among the academia.

Kenyan scholar Professor Macharia Munene of the United States International University (USIU) welcomed the new move saying it will help Africans understand Chinese better.

"China has been studying Africa but Africa has not been studying China. This needs to change so that Africa can improve how it engages with China," he said.


2. Deeping China-Africa ties

August 8, 2012. By English

Fahmida Miller Nairobi, said, "China says a major focus in Africa is its trade relationship with the continent. It admits there are some problems with the belief that Chinese companies are stealing African business. But China's aim is to change that perception."

China maintains its trade relationship in Africa has become more complimentary. With Chinese manufactured products meeting African demand and African resources meeting Chinese needs.


3. Clinton visit won't affect China-Africa relations: expert

August 6, 2012. By Xinhua

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Africa tour will not affect China-Africa relations, a South African expert told Xinhua.

South Africa, like other African countries, would like to get the best out of its relations with both the United States and China, However, China has better chance in Africa than the United States, s Gatsheni said.


4. U.S. plot to sow discord between China, Africa is doomed to fail

August 3, 2012. By Xinhua

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched an 11-day tour of Africa, lobbying African leaders to cooperate with so-called responsible nations rather than countries focusing on exploitation. Although the U.S. top diplomat did not mention any country by name, her remarks were widely interpreted to be targeting China.

The relationship between China and Africa is rooted in friendship and equality, and their bilateral cooperation is based on mutual benefit and dedicated to the prosperity of their 2.3 billion people.


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