Chinese and African trade union leaders gathered in Beijing on
Tuesday, seeking ways to facilitate China-Africa trade union
Altogether 26 trade union leaders from 17 African countries
joined a seminar on China-Africa trade union cooperation which
opened in Beijing Tuesday morning.
They exchanged views with their Chinese counterparts on the
subject of economic globalization and China-Africa trade union
Addressing the seminar, Sun Chunlan, vice president of the
All-China Federation of Trade Unions, said China highly treasures
its traditional friendship with African trade unions, and is
committed to boosting such friendly ties.
With the deepening of economic globalization, it is pressing for
Chinese and African trade unions to consolidate friendship and
enhance cooperation, she said.
Lots of these African trade union leaders are on their
first-ever China trip. "We hope they could further increase
understanding about China and the Chinese trade unions through the
seminar," Sun said.
By now, China has set up links with more than 400 trade unions
of over 150 countries.
(Xinhua News Agency September 13, 2006)