As the world’s second-largest economy, China is now looking to further open up its markets to the world’s economies– particularly African countries.
Imports to China are estimated to hit $10 trillion over the next five years.
At the first of its kind CIIE, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated the importance of multilateralism, announcing a raft of measures to promote China’s trade with the world.
The expo brought together at least 3,000 exhibitors from more than 170 countries.
The CIIE is touted as a plus for globalization and the future of global trade, both of which have recently come under fire from the U.S.
Our panelists for this discussion are:
Guo Ce: Economic and Commercial Counselor, Chinese Embassy in Kenya
Anzetse Were: Development Economist & China-Africa Researcher & Analyst
Prof. He wenping: Director, Department Of African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences