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      How time flies! Being full of hope and expectation, we ushered in the New Year 2011. China-Africa International Business School, which was the youngest college of internationalization in Zhejiang normal university and the first Chinese higher education institution involving business studies in Africa, was founded by the support of leaders and friends from various sectors in Nov.11th, 2010.
      For more than half a century, having been withstood the test of various changes of international situation, the China-Africa relationship has been entered a new period of development. Since the establishment of the forum on China- Africa Cooperation in particular, the two sides have worked together to build the new type of strategic partnership featuring political equality and mutual trust, economic win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges. What deserves to be mentioned is that, in recent years, the situation in Africa has on the whole being peaceful and stable the economy has shown good momentum of recovery after the financial crisis hit, and African international environment has been gradually improved. What's more, Africa faces important opportunities in promote development. All of these provide rare historical opportunities to know Africa.
      School will be based in Zhejiang, keep the motherland in mind and have the Africa as well as the world in view. Our school has adopted four plans to contribute to the diplomatic strategies and social and economic development in Zhejiang. First, put economy and trade and business administration as the characteristic; Second, make effort to form a set of personnel cultivating, personnel training, business consulting and academic research in one of the school system. Third, work hard to cultivate a group of "Chinese experts of Africa" and "African experts of China"; Forth, put forward to China-Africa cooperation in various sectors such as economy and trade, education and human resources.
      Spring is coming, the blueprint has been drawn, we are full of passion and looking ahead. To built China-Africa business school as the first class training base in the country and make it has significant importance in the world, we will further integrate resources, gather the social forces and strengthen the close communication with Africa. we will also fully play our advantages and highlight the features through the China-Africa Cooperation, the school co-operation, school-enterprise cooperation. We sincerely hope leaders at all levels, different sectors of society, exports and African friends support the development of China-African business school to make new and much contribute to fill out this goal, serve the national diplomatic strategy to Africa, promote China-Africa friendship.