Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for greater success of China-South Africa friendship and cooperation in a signed article published Monday on South African media.
The article, titled "Sailing the Giant Ship of China-South Africa Friendship and Cooperation Toward Greater Success", was published as he set off to attend the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg and pay a state visit to South Africa.
Here are some highlights of the article.
-- The China-South Africa relationship has entered a "golden era", enjoying broad prospects and a promising future.
-- The China-South Africa relationship is standing at a new historical starting point. It has gone beyond the bilateral scope and carries increasingly important global influence.
-- China and South Africa should be fellow companions sharing the same ideals.
-- China and South Africa should be pacesetters for solidarity and cooperation.
-- China and South Africa should be inheritors of China-Africa friendship.
-- China and South Africa should be champions of our common interests.