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Friendly Cooperation between China and Kenya

Date:03/22/2019

Friendly Cooperation between China and Kenya    

  Li Xinfeng  Deng Yanting  Zhang Mengying

  Abstract  

  Kenya is not only one of the countries with outstanding achievements in economic and social development in Africa, but also one of the important engines that lead the in-depth development of East Africa integration. It is also an important country for China to carry out cooperation with Africa. In recent years, the bilateral relations between China and Kenya have continued to deepen. Under the frameworks of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the “Belt and Road Initiative”, the two sides have achieved successful cooperation in development strategies, and have successively made accomplishments in various fields such as infrastructure construction, production capacity cooperation, capacity building, and cultural exchanges. It has become a typical example of the continuous, healthy, in-depth and all-round development of China-Africa cooperation in the new era. In particular, the completion and opening to service of the “China Standard” Mombasa-Nairobi SGR (Standard Gauge Railway) has completely updated the level of China-Kenya and even China-Africa cooperation, and it is not only a proof that China’s economic and scientific achievements of 40-year reform and opening up has effectively helped promote Kenya’s social and economic development, but also a symbol that East Africa has started the process of facilities connectivity.  

  The present study, by taking the deepening bilateral relations between China and Kenya as the basic foothold, will systematically review the cooperation achievements of the two countries in various fields, and discuss in detail their significance in assisting Kenya in implementing its “Vision 2030” and “Agenda 2063” of African Union with Mombasa-Nairobi SGR as a demonstration so as to provide a valuable international perspective in and detailed empirical research for a comprehensive understanding China-Africa cooperation in recent years.  

  Key Words
  China-Kenya Relations, Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Belt and Road Initiative, Mombasa-Nairobi SGR, China-Africa Community of a Shared Future
Copyright: China-Africa Institute