US trying to destabilise China - ANC

2015-08-25 09:08

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – The United States is trying to destabilise South Africa’s major trading partner, China, the ANC says in documents for its national general council.

South Africa’s trade with China surpassed $400bn in the current financial year and the US is trying to rally China’s neighbours against it, the party says in a paper on international relations.

The NGC, to be held in October, will assess progress made in implementing resolutions taken at the ANC’s last elective congress, in Mangaung in December 2012.

"The US does not appreciate the resurgence of China and Russia as dominant factors in the arena of international power relations. It has instead declared a cold war against these two emerging world powers," it says.

This is a reaction to the emergence of developing countries, like the Brics group, the ANC says.

The US was trying to portray China as the world’s worst polluter, and as a country whose economic development is unsustainable.

"Washington’s sponsored destabilisation" is happening in South America, the Middle East, and African countries. The intention is to topple progressive, democratically-elected governments.

The ANC says it is reviewing its memorandum of understanding with the Communist Party of China. A delegation of ANC national executive committee members went on a two-week study tour to China earlier this year. Another two such trips are planned for later this year.

Read more on:    anc  |  china  |  us  |  south africa  |  anc ngc
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.