China-Africa Relations

Total 45 Posts

New CRS Report Points To China's Engagement with AfCFTA

A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) highlights concerns over China's growing engagement with Africa in relation to this new agreement.

China Says It Will Bolster Trade, Investment, and Environment with Gabon

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba visited China last week and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both sides agreed to bolster trade and investment, and strengthen cooperation in environment and infrastructure.

China To Lower Tariffs for Three More African LDCs

The Chinese government announced that three more African least developed countries (LDCs), Burundi, Ethiopia, and Niger, will benefit from zero tariffs for 98% of tariff lines when exporting to China, starting in March.

U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Chinese Economic Threats

The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing yesterday on "Combatting the Economic Threat from China." Issues that were discussed at the hearing included: bilateral trade, outbound and inbound investment related to China, Chinese lending, TikTok, and China's presence in Latin American

China Approves Seafood from Comoros

Earlier this month, China's customs agency announced that it started allowing seafood from the Union of Comoros (a small country made up of three islands in southeastern Africa). The move is unlikely to change the bilateral trade patterns in the short term, and may be more important as

U.S./Chinese Leaders Spar on Zambia Debt Issues

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen's recent statements on China being a "barrier" to resolving the debt issues in Zambia provoked a harsh response from the Chinese government.

China's Foreign Minister Visits Africa, Talks Debt and Other Support

This week, China's new Foreign Minister Qin Gang is visiting Africa to "deepen the China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership and boost friendly cooperation between China and Africa."
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