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Marine Economic Cooperation and Challenges of China & South-East African on Maritime Silk Road

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DOI: 10.25236/icemc.2019.121


Haiying Ma, and Hebin Ma

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Haiying Ma


In 2014, the South African government proposed a development plan called Phakisa, which regards the marine economy as one of the main drivers of future economic growth in South Africa. China is South Africa's largest trading partner. The economic and trade relations between the two countries have developed rapidly. With the continuous advancement of China's maritime power, the two countries have ushered in tremendous opportunities for cooperation in the marine economy. China and South Africa have strong complementary advantages and realistic needs for cooperation in the above-mentioned fields. Combining the development situation and realistic conditions of the relevant marine industry departments of the two countries, the paper puts forward the way to carry out marine economic cooperation with South Africa.


South-east Africa, Marine economy, Fégersa plan, Cooperation $ challenge