Pretoria - The Chinese embassy in South Africa is sending 31 student leaders from the South African Students Congress (SASCO) to China to take part in a two-week summer camp and exchange programme.
Ambassador of China in South Africa Lin Songtian hosted the students from different South African universities at the Embassy of China in Pretoria on Sunday.
The aim of the trip is a pioneering step taken by China to promote human relations and friendship between the two countries, and in particular the youth, in line with the eight major initiatives put forward by President Xi Jinping at the 2018 Beijing FOCAC (Forum on China-Africa Cooperation), to strengthen bilateral relations between China and South Africa.
The ambassador stated on Sunday that the focus of the programme would be on education, economics and culture.
Speaking at a press briefing, Ambassador Lin highlighted the development and growth of China over the past 70 years.