Connecting the Dreams of Youth and Creating a New Era for China-Africa Relationship: Young People from China and Africa Celebrating the 20th anniversary of FOCAC
By Sibusiso Reuben Bakana
2 November 2020
As the Autumn season was approaching its end and the world is still finding its way out from the coronavirus, young people from 42 African states, side by side with their youth friends from China were gathered from 25-31 October 2020, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Before the Chairperson of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation Mr. Wang Jiarui, officially opened the ceremony at the China Soong Ling Science and Culture Centre for Young People, in Beijing, the Peace Angel Art Troupe a Chinese group sang Siyahamba ekukhanyeni beNkosi (in IsiZulu meaning we are marching in the light of God) in illustrating the culture to culture cooperation, one of the people to people’s mechanism.