2018 in review: China-Africa chorus
Updated 13:44, 25-Dec-2018
‍2018 ushered in a new chapter in China-Africa cooperation during a time of great uncertainty. 
The seventh summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing this September boasted nearly universal attendance of Africa's state leaders, and expanded Sino-African collaboration beyond agriculture and industry to media, healthcare, anti-terrorism, anti-corruption and immigration. 
These extensive relationships demonstrate the growing importance of cross-continental multilateral ties, while divisive rhetoric rages on elsewhere in the world.