Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping in Africa


131105 Meeting with KK

November 5, 2013 Executive Deputy President Dabing Chen and fellow ACPFA member Jonty Sandler met with the First President of the Republic of Zambia H.H. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and discussed the possible role that His Excellency can play at the ACPFA.

Ronnie Kasrils and Tony Hollinsworth congratulates Dr Pallo Jordan

October 26, 2013. ACPFA in association with Peking University of China jointly organized “China’s Functionality and Sino-African Relations” lectured by Ambassador Liu Guijin, the First Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on African Affairs. Ambassador Liu is also one of the 19 founding members of the ACPFA.

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August 17, 2013. The AGM of ACPFA was held in Cape Town. Dr Pallo Jordan was elected President, Dabing Chen, Executive Deputy President. Dr Phillip Dexter, Ronnie Kasrils, Jacqueline Mbabazi, Tim Butcher were elected deputy presidents. Rev Wesley Douglas elected the Secretary General, Charles Alexander the deputy Secretary General.

AGM 2013

August 17, 2013. At the AGM of ACPFA, Ronnie Kasrils and Tony Hollingsworth congratulates Dr Pallo Jordan for the election of his presidency.


April 4, 2013, the Honorable Consul General Mr Liang Shugen of PR China in Cape Town (center front) invited ACPFA management team for diner at his official residence during which the purpose, projects, programs and progress of the ACPFA was reported and discussed.


March 27, 2013, the African National Congress Deputy President met Darbing Chen, the Executive Chairman of ACPFA and Dr Phillip Dexter, the Chief Executive Officer of ACPFA.


March 20, 2013 ACPFA donate funds along with South Africa Soong Ching Ling Foundation to build “China House” Baphumelele Orphanage in Cape Town. Photo session with orphans. Mme Chen Qing (second left), ACPFA founding member, Mme Yumei Shi (third left), Mr Liang Shugeng (center), the Chinese Consul General, Dabing Chen (second left) and James Shiyan Chen.


February 13, 2013, His Excellency Ambassador Tian Xuejun pays a visit to ACPFA office in Cape Town.

130114 Dinner Reception at Ambassador Tian's Residence

January 14, 2013, His Excellency Ambassador Tian Xuejun of PR China to South Africa receives the Executive Chairman of ACPFA at his official residence in Pretoria and he encourages ACPFA team to continue their endeavors to make the association a great success to benefit the people of Africa and their Chinese counterparts.


December 17, 2012, Founding member of ACPFA Dabing Chen discusses cultural exchange programs with His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya of Foumban, the Republic of Cameroon during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of his coronation. The Art of War by Sun Tzu written on fine Chinese silk was presented to His Majesty.


April 22, 2012, Brief His Excellency Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi the preparation and progress for the establishment of Africa-China Friendship Association in Uganda.


March 23, 2012, the Executive Chairman Dabing Chen talks about the establishment of ACPFA to Marius Fransman, the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Dr Bheki Langa, the South African Ambassador to China prior to their meeting with Zhai Jun, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China.

120119 With Utoni Nujoma

January 19, 2012, the founding member Dabing Chen and DR Phillip Dexter of ACPFA meeting and briefing His Excellency Mr Utoni Nujoma, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Namibia (second from right).


November 11, 2011, Meeting with His Excellency Dr Bheki Langa, the South African Ambassador to PR China during which the preparation and progress of ACPFA was reported.

111014 Chinese Caligraphy Presented to Pres Zuma

October 14, 2011, A piece of Chinese Calligraphy was presented to the President of the Republic of South Africa at Mahlamba Ndlopfu, the official presidential residence. The English Translation: A stony path meanders up to the chilly hills. Where the clouds arise is where the people lives. My carriage stops at twilight in the maple woods. The red frosty leaves outshine the early spring flowers.


August 18, 2011 Brain storming session for African-Chinese People’s Friendship Association (ACPFA). Ambassador Liu Guijin (far back) chatting with Ivan Fallon, former CEO of Independent News and Media UK. Ronnie Kasrils (center) debating with Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former MD of the World Bank while Chief Mandela (first left), Beezy Bailey (second left) and Dabing Chen listening.


August 3, 2011, Mme Zhao Shaohua (second left), the visiting Vice Minister of PRC Ministry of Culture appreciates a well-preserved Tibetan Tangka of Qing Dysnasty in South Africa.


April 3, 2011, the idea of a nonprofit organization for people to people relations between Africa and China was inspired by this very successful private cultural exchange session organized by Dabing Chen at the 99 year old Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg with the full support from its owner and managing director Mr Mark Read.


April 2, 2006, The press release of the first private cultural exchange programs sponsored by Dabing Chen that materialized after a two year preparation. Vusi Khumalo (second from left), the first black artist was sent to China under the program. Dagmar Schumacher (center), the Spiegel journalist, Shi Weiqiang (second from right), the former Chinese Consul General in Cape Town and David Tripp (first right), director of Everard Read Cape Town.