Zambia Urges Continent Not to View China Through Western Perspectives

// Africa | Zambia Urges Continent Not to View China Through Western Perspectives
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Lusaka — African countries should not view their ties with China from the Western perspectives, but to have their independent judgment, the Times of Zambia reported on Friday.

Citing Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda, the Times said instead of viewing China from the Western perspectives, African governments should ensure that they put in place measures that will result in a win-win situation for both.

"In Zambia, we have our rules and foreign investors including those from China should comply; this is the same with other African countries, they have to set their rules. We should not view China relations from Western perspectives," he was quoted as saying by the paper in an interview broadcast on state-television, ZNBC.

According to him, Africa should be allowed to develop its own trade relations with other countries.

Meanwhile, the Zambian minister has implored African countries to reduce trade barriers to unlock the continent's economic potential. He said as long as barriers in the movement of people persisted, Africa would continue to lag behind in terms of attaining meaningful development.

The Zambian minister said there is need to find a workable roadmap to forge economic development on the continent, adding that countries should accelerate the integration agenda.

- Xinhua

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Goodluck Jonathan: Six IGPs In Six Years

The outgoing president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has served Nigeria for six years. He was the vice president when the then president, Musa Yar’Adua died in ... Full story

Horrible:Woman Left For Dead By Lover After Beating Her Mercilessly

This man you see here, is a horrible, horrible man. You won’t believe what he did to his woman. 18 year old Malawian woman, Linda ... Full story

10 Corrupted Scandals Nigeria’s National Assembly Hasn’t Resolved

The seventh National Assembly will most likely end its tenure in early June without resolving majority of the huge misgovernance and corruption issues that characterised ... Full story

President Elect Buhari Plegdes To Investigate Sanusi’s Allegation Of Missing $20 Billion

President-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), on Sunday said his administration would take a second look at the claim by a former Governor of the Central ... Full story

Federal Court Freezes Doris Uboh Ogunkoya Accounts In 11 Banks

Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained eleven commercial banks in Nigeria from honouring any transaction on the accounts of ... Full story

Russian Soldiers Singing Sunny Ade's Song

Ok, maybe men in Russian army uniform, either way it brings a smile to your face   ... Full story

South African Politician Says They Are Attacking Nigerian Men For Snatching Their Wives

South African politician, Makashule Gana, has said some of his compatriots have complained to him that they are angry with Nigerians and other immigrants because ... Full story

Temitope Adebamiro, 35 Year Old Nigerian In The US, Stabs Cheating Husband To Death

A 35-year-old Nigerian woman has been charged with killing her husband, who she claimed abused and cheated on her with several women including her sister ... Full story

Central Bank of Nigeria Asks Banks To Publish The Names Of Debtors By The End Of The Month

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to publish the list of  borrowers whose debts have remained non-performing in ... Full story

Domitilla Star Anne Njemanze's Marriage To Young Lover Collapses 8 Months After Wedding

There are insinuations that Domitilla star, Anne Njemanze's marriage to younger lover, Silver Ojieson, crumbled barely eight months after the union was contracted.Reports shows that ... Full story

SAD: Albinos In East Africa Are Hunted For Their Body Parts For Rituals

The albinos who are born in East Africa are becoming more and more of an endangered specie as they are been hunted for their skin ... Full story

Comment on: Zambia Urges Continent Not to View China Through Western Perspectives

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Jude Okafor

Breaking News

Asisat Oshoala Shortlisted For BBC Women Footballer Of The Year

20-year-old Nigerian youngster, Asisat Oshoala, has been nominated for the first ever BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award alongside four other women football players. The ... Full story

Mercy Johnson & Hubby Stuns At Son's Dedication (Pictures)

Story by Tunde Iyawoyi Last Updated: 3 hours ago Today is Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson's child dedication, Prince Henry. The beautiful actress is looking gorgeous in her ...

Court Freezes Former Federal Lawmaker’s Bank Accounts

Justice Yunusa Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Lagos, capital of Lagos State, has ordered eleven Nigerian banks to freeze the accounts of a ...

Kuforiji-Olubi Cries Foul over British Court's Order Freezing Her Assets

A former Minister of Commerce and Tourism, Chief Bola Kuforiji-Olubi has faulted an asset freezing order purportedly issued against her and some members of her ...

Why Nollywood is not recognized at the Oscars — Afriff Boss

CEO of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, has revealed the reason Nigerian movies are yet to get much recognition from global film awards and festivals. She revealed this ...

Buhari to Jonathan, Deziani: I will probe NNPC missing $20 billion

Hard time may be awaiting the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan over the alleged missing $20 billion from the coffers of the Nigerian National ...

Why older men tend to be more sexually active than women

Age is no barrier to an active love life, research shows. For among the 70s, more than half of men and almost a third of ...

Tale of 3 Nollywood damsels who dumped their boyfriends

Beautiful, chic, talented and sexy, are the words to describe these three Nollywood damsels, Lizzy Gold Onuwaje, Chiamaka Nwokeukwu and Peggy Onah. They have absolutely ...

Don’t let me die, lady bathed with acid by ex-lover cries

After: Aladi Sule SOS to Kogi govt failed — Brother ALADI Sule lies critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State. Her body is wrapped ...

Ekiti lawmakers to Fayose: Impunity can’t save you

The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday alleged misrepresentation of the proceeding in the ex-parte motion filed ...