The 10th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Forum on China-africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in South Africa’s Pretoria in December 2014 was fruitful, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said. Zhang said the FOCAC has traversed an extraordinary path since its inception in 2000. With the expansion of the FOCAC family and improvement of its mechanisms, it has guided and driven the development of China-africa relations across the continent. Trade between China and Africa has grown rapidly, reaching $210 billion in 2013, 21 times higher than that in 2000. Bilateral investment and financing cooperation has moved forward fast. China’s total direct investment in Africa is nearly $30 billion. Chinese commercial loans to Africa have exceeded $50 billion, with cooperation projects all over the continent.