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Since the inaugural Bandung Conference, sixty years ago, motivations and priorities have changed. While in 1955, it was about getting support following independence from colonial rule, their focal point is now based on finance and development.
For more on the recent cooperation, we are joined in the studio by former Chinese ambassador to Indonesia, Zhou Gang. Thanks for coming to our show.
Q1. President Xi Jinping has promised to promote Asia-Africa cooperation by implementing the "Belt and Road" initiative, setting up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and providing assistance to developing countries. Do these measures highlight how China's role has changed on the two continents over the years?
Q2. China has grown into a global economic powerhouse. With the North still controlling much of the world's order, rules and norms, how can China help itself and its peers to have a greater say?