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Diplomatic Ties Between China and African Countries

2004/10/18

Diplomatic Ties Between China and African Countries

China is the largest developing country, and Africa is the largest developing continent in the world. Sino-Africa friendship has a solid foundation. Forty-five out of the 53 independent African countries now maintain diplomatic ties with China. Another six African countries once established diplomatic ties with China, and then 'set up' or 'restored diplomatic ties' with Taiwan. Therefore, the Chinese Government decided to sever relations with them. Malawi and Swaziland have no diplomatic relations with China. 

Establishment of Diplomatic Ties Between the PRC and African Countries  

Country

Date and Variation

Democratic People's Republic of Algeria

December 20, 1958

Republic of Angola

January 12, 1983

Republic of Benin

November 12, 1964

On January 3, 1966, China and Dahomey (now Benin) suspended diplomatic ties. On December 29, 1972, China and Benin restored diplomatic ties.

Republic of Botswana

On January 6, 1975

Burkina Faso

September 15, 1973

On February 4, 1994, China and Burkina Faso suspended diplomatic ties.

Republic of Burundi

December 21, 1963

On January 29, 1965, China and Burundi suspended diplomatic ties, and restored relations on October 13, 1971.

Republic of Cameroon

March 26, 1971

Republic of Cape Verde

April 25, 1976

Central African Republic

September 29, 1964

On January 6, 1966, China and Central Africa suspended diplomatic ties, which were restored on August 20, 1976. On July 8, 1991, the two countries suspended diplomatic ties, and restored relations again on January 29, 1998.

Republic of Chad

November 28, 1972

On August 15, 1997, the Chinese Government suspended diplomatic ties with Chad.

Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros

November 13, 1975

Republic of the Congo

February 22, 1964

Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 20, 1961

On September 18, 1961, the two countries suspended diplomatic ties, which were normalized on November 24, 1972.

Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

March 2, 1983

Republic of Djibouti

January 8, 1979

Arab Republic of Egypt

May 30, 1956

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

October 15, 1970

State of Eritrea

May 24, 1993

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

November 24, 1970

Gabonese Republic

April 20, 1974

Republic of Gambia

December 14, 1974

On July 25, 1995, China suspended diplomatic ties with Gambia.

Republic of Ghana

July 5, 1960

On October 20, 1966, China and Ghana suspended diplomatic ties, and restored bilateral relations on February 29, 1972.

Republic of Guinea

October 4, 1959

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

March 15, 1974

On May 31, 1990, China and Guinea-Bissau suspended diplomatic ties, and restored ambassadorial level diplomatic ties on April 23, 1998.

Republic of Kenya

December 14, 1963

In October 1967, Kenya closed its embassy in China. In September 1974, the two countries restored ambassadorial level diplomatic relations.

Kingdom of Lesotho

April 30, 1983

On April 7, 1990, China and Lesotho suspended diplomatic ties, which were restored on January 12, 1994.

Republic of Liberia

February 17, 1977

On October 10, 1989, China and Liberia suspended diplomatic ties. On August 10, 1993, China and Liberia signed a joint communiqué on restoration of diplomatic ties. On September 9, 1997, China suspended diplomatic ties with Liberia.

Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

August 9, 1978

Republic of Madagascar

November 6,1972

Republic of Mali

October 25, 1960

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

July 19, 1965

Republic of Mauritius

April 15, 1972

Kingdom of Morocco

November 1, 1958

Republic of Mozambique

June 25, 1975

Republic of Namibia

March 22, 1990

Republic of Niger

July 20, 1974

On July 30, 1992, China and Niger suspended diplomatic ties, and restored relations on August 19, 1996.

Federal Republic of Nigeria

February 10, 1971

Republic of Rwanda

November 12, 1971

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

July 12, 1975

On July 11, 1997, China suspended diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe.

Republic of Senegal

December 7, 1971

In November 1995, Senegal closed its embassy in China. On January 9, 1996, China and Senegal suspended diplomatic ties.

Republic of Seychelles

June 30, 1976

Republic of Sierra Leone

July 29, 1971

Somali Republic

December 14, 1960

At the end of 1990, a civil war broke out in Somalia, and staff of the Chinese Embassy in Somalia and a Chinese medical team, as well as Chinese engineers and technicians retreated from Somalia in January 1991.

Republic of South Africa

January 1, 1998

Republic of the Sudan

February 4, 1959

United Republic of Tanzania

April 26, 1964

Republic of Togo

September 19, 1972

Republic of Tunisia

January 10, 1964

In September 1967, China closed its embassy in Tunisia. In October 1971, China restored its embassy in Tunisia.

Republic of Uganda

October 18, 1962

Republic of Zambia

October 29, 1964

Republic of Zimbabwe

April 18, 1980



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