The Chinese trade unions always take African trade unions as
trust-worthy friends and partners, and will strengthen cooperation
with them, said a senior official from the All-China Federation of
Trade Unions on Wednesday (ACFTU).
When meeting with trade union leaders from 17 African countries,
Wang Zhaoguo, president of the ACFTU, spoke highly of the African
trade unions for holding firmly to the principles and upholding
justice in international trade union affairs and their sincere
support to the Chinese trade unions.
The visit of the trade union leaders will further promote a
comprehensive development of the partnership between China and
African trade unions, he said.
Wang, also vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress, spoke highly of the friendly relations
between China and African countries and the two peoples as
Leaders from the African trade unions expressed their gratitude
for the generous support from the Chinese government and trade
unions for years, and willingness to further upgrade the trade
union cooperation between China and African countries to a new
The African trade union leaders are in Beijing for a seminar on
China-Africa trade union cooperation, which opened on Tuesday
(Xinhua News Agency September 14, 2006)