First Diplomatic Contact Between Africa and China

Diplomatic contact was made during a mission from Somalia (Shunai kingdom), Africa to Xian, China headquarters of the Tang dynasty in 629.

      629 CE
      Changan, China, Somalia, Africa

Additional Information:

  • Africa–China relations – Wikipedia
    The establishment of modern Sino-African relations dates back to the late 1950s when China signed the first official bilateral trade agreement with Algeria, Egypt, Guinea, Somalia, Morocco and Sudan. Zhou Enlai made a ten-country tour to Africa between December 1963 and January 1964.
  • Africa–China economic relations – Wikipedia
    Economic relations between China and Africa, one part of more general Africa–China relations, … In the diplomatic and economic rush into Africa, the United States, France, and the UK are China’s main competitors. China ….. Chinese businessmen in Africa, with contacts in China, brought in skilled industrial engineers and …
  • China – Africa Relations
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  • China in Africa | Council on Foreign Relations
    Jul 12, 2017 – Economic ties between China and the African continent have …. as they first gained independence and used diplomatic recognition of the …
  • Understanding China-Africa Relations | The Diplomat
    Jun 21, 2016 – “Even as public interest in China-Africa grows, the nature of the …. from official ministries of finance to our own contacts in China and Africa.

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