African ministers encourage investments from China

African governments and trade representatives are looking to China as a key market for exports. At the ongoing China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in central China's Changsha City, they are presented with a platform to communicate their goals. 

Foreign minister of West African nation Benin said exchanges with its biggest trade partner have been "fruitful", and that they hope to learn from China's technological expertise in car manufacturing among other areas. In 2022, trade between China and Africa hit an all-time high, with imports from the continent rising 14 percent year on year. Officials are keen to solve common challenges facing the continent, including limits in industrial capacity and funding, at the Changsha event.

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