- The SACP has come forward to express their support of SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision regarding his support of China
- Economically, it makes sense for South Africa, considering China’s position, the SACP explained
- Ramaphosa made the decision to back China in their trade war with the US at the G20 summit in Japan recently
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has received thumbs up from African National Congress (ANC) alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP), over his decision to back China in their trade war against the United States.
Ramaphosa announced his support for the Asian country at the recent G20 summit in Japan.
The SACP went on to say that the move is a positive one, as it strengthens the already strong economic link between South Africa and China, IOL reported.
A couple of months ago, US President, Donald Trump, blacklisted Huawei, after accusing the Chinese government of using Huawei 5G technology to sabotage the US.
Trump has subsequently reversed the blacklisting of the international mobile technology company.
However, this reversal may be a temporary decision, as the trade war between China and the United States seems far from over.
The SACP commented on SA’s place in this situation, saying:
“The blockade launched by the Trump administration on Huawei, for instance, has much wider implications and consequences, and South Africa is not an exception.”
The party backs Ramaphosa’s assertions that a good relationship with China and Huawei is South Africa’s best way to be fully equipped in the world’s technological revolution.
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