Energy Ties and the China-Angola Strategic Partnership

Chen Mo
Publication date: 
December 2012

China and Angola made a historic breakthrough in their relations on 20 November 2010, symbolized by the release of the Joint Communiqué on the Strategic Partnership between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Angola during Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Angola. China has established a strategic partnership with many foreign countries, but very few in Africa. The release of the joint communiqué indicates that China-Angola relations have been elevated to a new status in terms of strategic cooperation.