The Heat: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation wraps up in Beijing

The Heat

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, during the 2018 Beijing Summit Of The Forum On China-Africa Cooperation – Round Table Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (Lintao Zhang/Pool photo via AP)

African leaders joined Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

This, just a couple of months after Xi visited four African nations and attended the Johannesburg BRICS Summit.

China-Africa relations are riding a high, with infrastructure projects and development initiatives moving full speed ahead.

For a look at the highlights of this week’s summit, CGTN’s Zou Yun reports.

To discuss Chinese investment in Africa:

  • Chen Chenchen is deputy director in the Department of Macroeconomics at Renmin University.
  • David Owiro is an economics and public policy analyst.
  • Sourabh Gupta is a senior fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Witney Schneidman is a former deputy assistant U.S. Secretary of State for African Affairs.

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