Introduction of the 4th China-Africa Friendship Award
Tag: China-Africa Friendship Award
Summary: As exchanges between China and Africa increase, more and more Chinese people are eager to learn about Africa, to visit Africa and to settle in Africa.
China-Africa friendship has gone through a glorious history of more than half a century. Similar historical experience and the pursuit of common goals have closely linked the fate of the Chinese and African peoples and sustained the friendship through the test of time and the the volatile international situation. China and African countries are developing countries. China has been in full support for the development in African countries and has made great contributions toward improving the standard of living of the African people and providing more job opportunities.
As exchanges between China and Africa increase, more and more Chinese people are eager to learn about Africa, to visit Africa and to settle in Africa. They can be seen everywhere across Africa - in hospitals, schools, construction sites, farms etc.. They have been diligent in spreading this friendship. Living together with the locals and actively participating in the economic and social development activities in Africa, many Chinese people have become staunch builders in Africa. They are envoys of China-Africa friendship working to make friendship between China and Africa last forever.
The 4th China-Africa Friendship Award
As much committed as China is to the development of a new type of strategic partnership with African countries, some western countries are criticizing China's aids to Africa, calling them as neo-colonialism and regarding China's economy and trade to Africa as a grab for Africa's resources and energy.
In order to promote Sino-African friendship in the new era, to affirm the contributions that China has made to the development of Africa, to reply to the western criticism with facts, we wish to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of Sino-African friendship, and to hail them as role models. The Chinese-African People's Friendship Association (CAPFA), China Radio International (CRI) et China-Africa trade platform TOAFRICA.NET have jointly launched "the 4th China-Africa Friendship Award" in 2012. The candidates will be those who have devoted themselves long-term to the cause of China-Africa friendship and have made outstanding contributions to this cause. Ten winners will be selected from the nominees.