Talk Africa: China-Africa cooperation on poverty

With the increasingly closer China-Africa cooperation, poverty reduction and development in both China sand Africa has entered a new era.

China and Africa are not only good brothers that share weal and woe, but also good partners on the road of poverty reduction.

It is with this in mind that delegates from Africa and China gathered together in Mauritius to chart a new path in the common war against poverty.

As participants share experiences and explored new ways and models of tackling poverty, and with China ready to help, Africa must come up with its own strategy.

The key question is: In which areas do China and Africa need to deepen cooperation to wage a successful war against poverty on both sides? And how can Africa stay in the driving seat, charting it’s own path?

In accordance with the urgent need of Africa, at the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), President Xi Jinping announced the China-Africa cooperation plan on poverty reduction and development to respond to Africa’s urgent expectations.

During the conference in Mauritius, the country’s Prime Minister praised Chinese wisdom for helping poverty reduction in his country.

“There are no simple solutions to deal with the complex and multifaceted issue of poverty,” said Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. “Here I am reminded of the old Chinese dictum which says ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’”