Zuma arrives in Beijing

2012-07-18 14:06

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma arrived on a working visit in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, the presidency said.

"The visit to Beijing takes place within the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership concluded between [the two countries] in August 2010," Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"Focac [Forum on China-Africa Co-operation] was established to charter the direction for the development of a new, stable and long-term partnership based on equality and mutual benefit between China and African countries."

Zuma was on the two-day visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, President Hu Jintao.

While in Beijing Zuma would attend the opening ceremony of the 5th Ministerial Focac meeting, said Maharaj.

Zuma would also be awarded an honorary professorship in international studies at Peking University in Beijing on Friday.

  • thulanit3 - 2012-07-18 14:15

    Prof Zuma...Thats sounds too good..!

      ishmael.mona - 2012-07-18 14:56

      @Leonardb1. point of correction if you will. its std 2. he would know science with std 4

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-18 15:01

      oh well,soon we will be supporting a chinese wife for him as well

      zambezi.river - 2012-07-18 15:34

      @Sharon........I believe that his next stop is in Benoni!

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-18 15:49


      rontheogre - 2012-07-18 17:45

      Quite ironic how he is awarded with honorary professorships in subjects or fields that he absolutely fails at. During a recent visit to Nigeria he got one for his role in " upliftment of education in Africa". Gives new meaning to the joke where the guys that passed the subjects for education, science, economics, etc became the Ministers of Education, Science and Technology and Economy. The guy that failed them all became president!

  • Abram - 2012-07-18 14:24

    zuma-zero underststanding of mandela ancerstors,should be in qhunu wishing the old man happy birthday maybe he is scared that he will ask him about the crisis around limpopo education

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-18 15:02

      hey bongs,that one stung

      art5SA - 2012-07-18 15:48

      He has been called by his "MASTERS".... they need some feedback on the Limpopo Education crises... Zuma WILL be rapped over the knuckles for this one...

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-18 16:17

      His master's policy is to keep people stupid and the invitation to honour the grade6 boy as a professor says it all. I just can't stop laughing at this honorary professorship in international studies award, but than again, it is a Chinese award, I'm sure it won't last very long.

  • Brett - 2012-07-18 14:25

    He arrives in China on Mandela's birthday? No wonder Auntie Winnie is upset with the ANC.

      thato.loeto.3 - 2012-07-18 14:52

      he is there to continue what Mr Mandela started ages ago- good relations with potential foreigh investors_ Mandela would actualy be happy to hear that the President is spending his 67 minutes promoting RSA in China

      Brett - 2012-07-18 15:03

      You mean selling South Africa out to the Chinese. That is closer to the truth and far removed of your airy fairy version of promoting South Africa. You would then also have no problem with the mismanagement of state funds back at home, would you? What would you call that? Redistribution of wealth?

      andre.marx - 2012-07-18 15:19

      Spot on..... judging from the size of the Chinese embassy in Pretoria I would say that the Chinese do not need anybody promoting SA to them.

      art5SA - 2012-07-18 15:49

      Biker.... it is called Z.E.E..... Zuma Economic Empowerment...

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-18 16:20


  • Allan - 2012-07-18 14:38

    Prof Zuma on a study tour to see how to install a Polit Bureau in South Africa and make everyone dependent on the state for their needs. Our new colonial masters will explain to him what is expected of him.

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-18 15:04

      didnt idi amin also have a few titles,looks like the zoomer is following his lead

      art5SA - 2012-07-18 15:51

      "......Zuma would also be awarded an honorary professorship in international studies....." HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! Surely it is a "professorship" on BONKING AFRICAN MAIDS?

  • andre.marx - 2012-07-18 15:10

    Is is called "gatskuur" in Afrikaans.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-07-18 15:28

    Hey Prof Zuma here's a general knowledge question for you , how many bicycles in Beijing ?

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-18 23:41

      Uhmmmmm uhmmmmm let's say, we need to e-sta-blish the number of people first, before we can say. LOL

  • sisa.mtwana - 2012-07-18 15:29

    How is actually advising the president course they are not helping him win votes with the masses. Making appointment for him to go overseas without looking at the South African calender to know the most important dates in our history and avail himself to the masses. Tata uMandela's B-day (while alive), Sherpaville and June 16.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-18 15:37

    Well, he is certainly getting his CV ready for his next job. Anyhow, whilst he is in china, why does'nt he take a tour and see how many poor people there are, Also he needs to check out their factories etc and see how hard those people work and the money they earn. Let him also tell them that if they want to do business in his country they will have to employ south african citizens and also that they will not be sponsored for five years TAX FREE they will cough up same as everybody else.

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-18 16:04

    LMFAO @an \honorary professorship in international studies\.

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-07-18 18:23

      Maybe it will help him to read a complete sentence without looking confused and adjusting his glasses.

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-18 19:02

      Adjusting his glasses with his middle finger, showing us all what he thinks of us.

  • michelle.doldchapmanswart1 - 2012-07-18 16:07

    Now no more 'made in South Africa' but made in China! Wonder if 'prof' is also going to get oil from Iran via China?

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-18 17:24

    Just do us a favour and don't come back

  • tw2066 - 2012-07-18 17:38

    Licking his new colonial masters butt. Bilateral trade for them means, we take - you give. This isnt helping employment despite the cr4p this Facist regime feeds us.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-07-18 18:20

    Bring us more Chinese junk at the cost of local jobs. Sell out !!

  • lesley.ganserer - 2012-07-18 19:18

    Is he going to sell more of the family silver and gold?

  • Nicky van der Vlies - 2012-07-18 20:46

    i hope the chinese dehorn the spear and that he will never ever be heard of or seen

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-07-19 03:36

    A useless piece of unimportant information & of no consequence whatsoever!

  • helgard.meyer.9 - 2012-07-19 16:00

    It would be great for job creation if we import less Chinese crap, and produce it here in SA.. Put more taxes on Chinese imports and spend it on job creation! When a product say: "Made in China" it usually does not last very long anyway..

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