China has announced that the sixth China-Africa cooperation forum will be held at the start of December. Vice Commerce Minister Qian Ke-ming said the forum allows a select group of Chinese companies to seek business opportunities by showcasing the best of their products.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system.
The Chinese government has confirmed its started negotiations with Djibouti's government for the construction of a new military base there.
China and 16 leaders from central and eastern Europe have agreed to bring their economic ties closer. Premier Li Keqiang picked out key areas for future cooperation during a forum held in Suzhou of eastern China.