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China reaffirms support to Zimbabwe

2011-08-17 09:24

Johannesburg - China will continue supporting developing countries such as Zimbabwe by pursuing non-interference policies and open strategy for mutual benefit, Zimbabwe's Herald Online reported on Wednesday.

Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Xin Shunkang, last week reaffirmed China's desire to see Zimbabwe develop.

"We will continue pursuing an open strategy of mutual benefit; promote the building of a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity.

"China is committed to the non-interference policy and will always support the just call of developing countries including Zimbabwe," he said.

China has used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council together with other progressive countries to quash Britain and its allies to invoke Chapter 7 against Zimbabwe.

China, he said, cherished its traditional friendship with Zimbabwe and was ready to pursue joint ventures to push bilateral relations to a "new high".

Bilateral trade volumes between the two countries have grown by 60% to about $445m in May this year compared to the same period last year.

"The mutually beneficial economic co-operation is bearing more and more fruits," he said.

Comments
  • Sisie - 2011-08-17 09:52

    As long as they have access to all the minerals and can build their army bases in the bush away from everyone, and continue to populate your country without paying a cent of tax as they need to send all that money to China so that it makes our books look good. Then of course they will reaffirm support.

  • onespirit - 2011-08-17 09:52

    China also tends to support oppressive regimes, and its human rights records are pretty poor, not to mention animals welfare and environmental issues. Basically China doesn't care about anything other than money. Isn't that why Zuma is calling for Chinese capitalist imperialism in our country? He won't be sanctioned or chastised by these investors, when colour by colour, tribe by tribe and nation by nation, we are all killed, exiled or oppressed. China is trying to own the whole of Africa, buying up countries which have been ruined by their leaders. China loves it when there is war and famine in Africa. Buy low and never sell is its motto. Mutual benefit - ha! I know who will be 'mutual' benefitting the most.

  • Anton - 2011-08-17 10:00

    It is like knowing, that your neighbor is molesting his kids, than beats them up, he snatches handbags from old ladies, and plans to kill his mother in law, But in the meantime you got some business deals going with him, and you enjoy watching a soccer match together. So for the sake of some money and a bit of fun, you ignore these autrocities. It is one way of going through life !!!!

  • Trevor - 2011-08-17 10:49

    Called raping a country...that is the Chinese way...it has NOTHING to do with supporting regimes...all to do with resources...and China needs as much as it can get at a CHEAP price. African Leaders are easy to corrupt and cheap to maintain.

  • W Mukori - 2011-08-17 10:51

    The people of Zimbabwe have called on the UN to impose sanctions of the repressive Mugabe regime for using violence and murder to denying the people a meaningful say in the governance of the country. What Mugabe did to "win" the June 2008 presidential run-off was an outrage. History will remember that at the time Mugabe's Police and Army was terrorise the nation the Chinese were sending ship full of guns and bullets to rearm Mugabe's thugs. The truth of Zimbabwe’s bloody diamonds in Marange is well documented and it is clear Mugabe is amassing the wealth from the sell of these diamonds to finance future politically motivated violence. The Chinese are involved in this venture, big time. What the Chinese are doing in Zimbabwe is propping up a repressive regime – they call it “non-interference” - for their own selfish economic and political gain. Propping up a fellow repressive regime; the Chinese Communist Party is yet to hold free and fair elections.

  • Naraku - 2011-08-17 12:54

    Closet capitalists. They buy regimes for their own benefit, they follow the old western strategy to the tee.

  • Mad Man - 2011-08-17 13:28

    China is getting a good strong foothold in Africa. Not only in Zimbabwe, but here in SA too. Soon we will be looking at a political takeover by the chinese and we will not be able to stop them. Start brushing up on your chinese people!

  • letsee - 2011-08-17 15:07

    China will do anything that benefits them. Africa will learn that Western Countries are far more beneficial to Africa than China will ever be.

  • TRANSFORMATION/ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN OUR LIFETIME - 2011-08-17 22:17

    Good news......Go ChinAfrica relations, Zim can now go back to being the basket of Africa. African must look East, others have done nothing but plundered, put proxy governments and looted,,, even if China is here to loot so what,, its not like others have not being looting here anyways,,,,why complain now.... the resources belong to the African anyways so if they should decide who should loot them....not you.

  • world-weary - 2011-08-18 09:16

    why are we bashing China? its good political and economic strategy for them..... Not so much foz Zim - they will be screwed. But on the other side of the same coin the chinese have a reputation for buliding infrastucture to make their take over easier - who wins? Zim ? No?

      daaivark - 2011-08-18 09:38

      This obsession with a "chinese take-over" makes me laugh. Sure, they are expanding their business interests. All nations do. The US has been doing it for years. The British Empire came about for commercial reasons (as well as to coddle the ego of Victoria). It's called global business. Why on earth would they want to saddle themselves with Africa, except to do business. You people are really blinkered by silly ideologies.

  • Flamewulf - 2011-08-18 09:54

    "China reaffirms support to Zimbabwe" ... so that they can suck the country dry.

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