Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: Development and Prospects

  • HUANG Meibo
  • QI Xie


The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has been established for 12 years. In July this year, the Fifth Ministerial Conference will be held in Beijing. The cooperation mechanism of the Forum is getting more sophisticated, with its role and influence increasingly prominent after 12 years’ development. It has effectively promoted Sino- African relations to a comprehensive, thorough and rapid development phase. Before the start of the Fifth Ministerial Conference, it is necessary to review the commitments of the first four Conferences, examine their impact on economic and trade relations between China and Africa and look into the future prospects of FOCAC.