China promotes new strategic partnership with Africa: white paper
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China promoted a New China-Africa Strategic Partnership with the continent, according to a white paper released by the Information Office of the State Council on Thursday.
The white paper named China's Foreign Aid(2014) said the country has actively developed its cooperation with African countries, gradually expanded assistance to the region and effectively promoted the comprehensive development of its relations with the continent.
In the field of agricultural cooperation, China established 14 agricultural technology demonstration centers in Africa from 2010 to 2012 and sent a large number of experts there to carry out technical cooperation.
The country also gave support to infrastructure construction and integrated development in Africa. From 2010 to 2012, China built 86 economic infrastructure projects in African countries.
In 2012, China announced the establishment of trans-national and trans-regional infrastructure construction cooperation partnership with African countries, rendering support in project planning and feasibility study.
China has long been committed to helping African countries improve their medical and health care conditions. Currently, there are 43 Chinese medical teams in 42 African countries.
China also assisted the construction of 30 hospitals and 30 malaria prevention and control centers. It provided 800 million yuan worth of medical equipment and supplies and anti-malaria drugs, and trained over 3,000 medical staff for African countries.
In terms of education, China built 150 primary and secondary schools in Africa and trained a total of 47,000 people of various professions during the three years.
China has been helping African countries improve their ability to cope with climate change and has strengthened cooperation with them in meteorological satellite monitoring and new energy development among others.