The Heat: China-Africa Ties

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Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang wraps his first overseas tour as China looks to build stronger ties with Africa.

The new Chinese foreign minister visited five African countries: Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin and Egypt. On his eight-day trip, Qin Gang met with several presidents and top officials to discuss diplomatic relations, multilateral cooperation and national development. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Joseph Ochieno is a writer and commentator on African affairs.
  • Chen Chenchen is a Research Fellow at the Renmin University of China.
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa Security and Policy Analyst.
  • Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University.