I came across some news earlier that I had to share with you all. The following information comes out of The East African.
Following a trade deal with Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and China’s President, Xi Jinping, Kenyan farmers will now export Hass avocados to China. The Chinese market plans on taking in more than 40% of Kenya’s avocados. Kenya already exports stevia to China, making avocado the second farm produce. The country also plans on exporting flowers, mangoes, French beans, peanuts, vegetables, meat, herbs, bixa, and macadamia in the future.
The following has been advised:
The meeting between Presidents Kenyatta and Xi Jinping and their delegations focused on promoting economic and trade exchange in 8 key initiatives identified during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting held in Beijing last year. These initiatives include industrial promotion, trade facilitation, infrastructure connectivity, green development and people-to-people exchange. Others are capacity building, healthcare, and peace and security.
Honestly, this is one of the most disappointing things I’ve read today. As someone who is studying and investing in global African sovereignty, I don’t see the benefit in trading with China; especially since Africans face massive discrimination from the Chinese throughout the continent and in China. I’ve been told that this may not be an exclusive deal, but if you have any further information, feel free to comment below.
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Until Next Time…