What's the significance of China-Africa cooperation?

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on his first trip of 2021, visiting five African countries from Monday to Saturday. It has been a tradition for Chinese foreign ministers to start their first overseas visit of the year to Africa for 31 years. What does this tradition say about China's commitment to developing ties with African countries? What's the significance of the relationship in a post-pandemic world? 


Zhang Jianping, director, Chinese Academy of Intl. Trade and Economy; 

Professor Daya K. Thussu, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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