NAIROBI Off-White x Nike Air Max 97 Nere Blu Italia , Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- African experts and scholars have acclaimed China's aid to boost the development of the African continent as the West's fantastic theories like "neocolonialism" and "China is exploiting Africa's resources" are floating up.

"When the West labels Chinese aid and infrastructural projects in Africa as neocolonial it is a question of sour grapes," Professor Munene Macharia, Lecturer of International Relations with Kenya-based United States International University, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

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Macharia said the West has been in Africa for a long time but has never made development of Africa's infrastructure as a priority, adding that the West is not happy that China is assisting Africa to overcome one of its biggest challenges that it faces today.

Experts agreed that Africa has a huge infrastructure deficit as a result of years of under investment in this sector, saying Africa's rapidly growing population has outstripped government's ability to provide infrastructure at the same pace.

Official statistics showed that two-way trade volume between China and Africa exceeded 200 billion U.S. dollars for the first time in 2013, and China has been Africa's largest trade partner for the past five years in a row.

"China is cooperating with Africa Off-White X Air Max 90 Ice Bianche Italia , giving a prior attention to the continent's infrastructural development, without which there cannot be a meaningful economic and social development," said Fantahun Haile-Michael, African Union's Project Coordinator.

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A report from the International Monetary Fund showed that Sino- Africa cooperation has contributed more than 20 percent to Africa's economic growth.

"China's aid and infrastructural projects in Africa are made on the basis of mutual understanding between China and Africa. The projects are in line with Africa's national priorities. The projects are not a form of Chinese domination of Africa as they based on win-win propositions," said Gerishon Ikiara, Lecturer of International Economics with University of Nairobi.

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Denise Kodhe, Analyst and Director General of the Institute for Democracy and Leadership in Africa, said neocolonialism is a term used by the West in reference to the relation to China's cooperation with Africa.

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As the world's second largest economy, China bears due responsibility by offering medical aiding to African countries.

In 2014, China provided its aid in the first time and so far has sent successively several medical teams and batches of emergency aid worth a total of 700 million yuan (around 112.2 million U.S. dollars) to the epidemic-hit countries, becoming one of the biggest donors to the infected areas and playing an important role in containing the epidemic.

However Nike Blazer Alte Italia , experts also called for more people to people communication between the two countries.

"It is important for China to make itself understood by ordinary Kenyans and Africans," Kodhe said, adding that China should not only focus its relation with Kenya and Africa based on government to government but also more on people to people basis to create a better understanding.


BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- A speech given by President Xi Jinping when meeting attendees at a conference to honor model families across the nation has been published by the People's Publishing House.

The book is available at Xinhua Bookstore outlets nationwide, the publisher said Wednesday.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, at the conference called for efforts to enhance virtue and civility in Chinese families, and make them "an important foundation" for national development, progress and social harmony.

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- "I am a recognizable one among my peers, without a doubt, meanwhile I am not a typical children's literature writer," Cao Wenxuan, who is set to receive the Hans Christian Andersen Award here on Saturday evening, portrayed himself in a way one can find hard to argue.

Cao has been in the spotlight since April when he was announced the winner for the 2016 top award of children's literature at Bologna Children's book fair in Italy. It was the first time that a Chinese writer was voted the winner by the panel of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

"I start to feel somehow a little excitement, not only for myself, but for the recognition of Chinese literature as a whole," the 62-year-old literature professor in Peking University, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

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