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Retrospect and Prospect of Sino-Africa Cultural Exchange in the 21st century

You Yonghong


This article combs through the history of Sino-Africa cultural exchanges since the founding of the People’s Republic of China by summarising and  discussing the characteristics of Sino-Africa cultural exchanges in the first 20 years of this century. These characteristics include language, academic  and think tank, literary and artistic groups and non-governmental cultural businesses. This paper prospects and proposes ideas to promote cultural  exchanges between China and Africa. Among these proposals, Sino-Africa cultural exchanges should focus on balanced development between  regions, strengthen non-governmental exchanges, promote cooperation and exchanges between universities and think tanks of both sides and  promote the development of industrialisation and marketisation. Cultural exchanges have essential strategic significance for Sino-Africa  cooperation and are a long-term measure to enhance the overall Sino- Africa cooperation and safeguard the interests of the development of both  parties.