Africa-China Economic Relationships

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject Subject (Course): Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (trade and economic relationships) (FOCAC). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
  2. China's African policy.
  3. FOCAC Summits: Beijing and Sharm el-Sheikh.
  4. 5th Ministerial Conference
  5. Sino-African International Trade Relations.
  6. Africa-BRICS (China) countries

The aims of the subject “China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)” are the following:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  2. To know the principles of the China's African policy
  3. To assess the areas of cooperation between Africa and China
  4. To analyse foreign trade between the African countries and China


Subject “Africa-China economic relationships” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Africa, Asia
  2. Course: International Relations of Africa (Distance learning)
  3. Masters: International Business, Africa, Asia

Languages of study: English or French Afrique Chine Portuguese Africa China Spanish China Africa

Credits of the subject “China-Africa”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject - Africa-China trade relations:
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

We Trust in Africa

Description Subject Description (Forum on China-Africa Cooperation).

Since 2008, China is the largest trading partner of Africa.

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is a platform established by the People's Republic of China (BRICS Countries) and the African countries for common dialogue and a cooperation mechanism between the developing countries (South-South cooperation).

Forum China-Africa cooperation

The main objective of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is to promote and assist Chinese companies to do business in Africa: foreign direct investment, foreign trade, and cooperation. The Government of China has taken different measures including setting aside special funds and providing concessional loans.

  1. China's international trade has been growing fast the last decades. Africa is a strategic partner for China, being its second trade partner, and estimated to have overtaken the United States, France, and the United Kingdom as the largest trade partner of Africa.
  2. International Trade between China and Africa reached 200 billion dollars, growing seven times from 1991 (1.44 billion dollar).
  3. China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa grew 44%
  4. China has cancelled RMB 10.5 billion of debt of thirty-one least developed African countries.
  5. Africa supply 30% of China petrol needs (petrol from Sudan bill for 10% of this 30%).

The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation adopted a declaration in Beijing, proclaiming the creation of “a new type of Strategic partnership” between the People's Republic of China and Africa.

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation members are People's Republic of China, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, the Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ivory Coast, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea - Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation belongs to the African Civilisation and the Sinic Civilisation.

Africa-China relationships

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