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Vol 1 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2008

South Africa

The new men in place

Beijing's foreign minister wants to know the implications of Jacob Zuma's ANC presidency

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visited South Africa on 7 January 2008 to deepen a relationship which has been elevated to a ‘strategic dialogue’. The visit was to celebrate ten years since the post-apartheid government cut relations with Taiwan. The National Party’s apartheid governments had strongly supported Taipei and shunned Beijing.

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