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2010-09-24 China's Relations with Other Developing Countries
    2010-09-24 11:13:02     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Qin Mei
 
Modern Sino-African relations date back to the late 1950s. It was then that China signed the first official bilateral trade agreement. In Latin America the region started to implement economic reforms not long after China. Both parts of the world now have well established and strong trade links with China.
 
In Africa the Chinese have agreed reconstruction deals worth billions of dollars.  For example in Angola Chinese companies have built roads, railways, and hospitals. And a UN report released in July says Latin America together with the emerging economies of Asia have become one of the most dynamic regions in the world.
 
So how has China' s relationship with Latin America and Africa developed and what about the future?

Ni hao, you're listening to  People In the Know, bringing you insights into the headline news in China and around the world, online at CRIENGLISH.com, and here on China Radio International. I'm Nigel Ballard in Beijing. In today' s program we' ll discuss China' s relations with other developing countries.

First to talk about China' s relations with Latin America we are joined by an expert on the international political economy.  He' s Kevin Gallagher whose book 'The Dragon in the Room, China and the Future of Latin American Industrialisation'  is published this week.
 
(Conversation with Professor Kevin Gallagher)
 
And after a short break we' ll talk to an expert on Chinese African relations.
 
Ni hao, you're listening to  People In the Know, bringing you insights into the headline news in China and around the world, online at CRIENGLISH.com and here on China Radio International. I'm Nigel Ballard in Beijing. 
 
Africa is a resource rich continent with developing countries that China is keen to do business with. We are now joined by Professor Deborah Brautigam to give her views on China' s relations with Africa. She is the author of a book 'The Dragon' s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa'.
 
(Conversation with Professor Deborah Brautigam)
 
And with that we conclude this edition of  People In the Know, online at CRIENGLISH.com and here on China Radio International.
 
Whilst trade is important the country has established links that have benefited many developing countries. China has used its own models of development as a form of international aid. It seems that for many Latin American and African countries the relationship can be mutually beneficial.
 
Questions or comments for us can be sent to people@cri.com.cn.  You can also listen to our show on your mobile by logging onto m.cri.cn.  The Programme Producers are Xu Yang, Chen Mo, Lu Yuan and interns Xu Xiao Jie and Xie Si Si; I' m Nigel Ballard in Beijing, We' ll talk again on Monday.
 
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