Talk Africa: China Open for Business

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