In responding to the call of President Ernest Bai Koroma to help in addressing the challenges brought by the mudslide and flood disaster in Freetown, August 14th, 2017, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sierra Leone, with its friends has on Friday 17th August donated assorted food items worth $33,860 equivalent to Le 102,300,000…Full Article: AllAfrica Aug 2017

Key Point

  • China donated rice, mineral water, cooking oil, juice, instant noodles, and bread to Sierra Leone. China National Fisheries Corporation was one of the numerous Chinese companies that contributed.

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  • In May 2015, China National Fisheries Corporation (CNFC), one of China’s largest Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF) companies, was implicated in a Greenpeace report on illegal fishing in West African waters. The report noted that CNFC habitually underreported their gross tonnage by upwards of 60% in order to skirt government licensing fees. The report also noted that CNFC often misreported the location of their fishing vessels and used unsanctioned fishing methods.
  • In July 1971, Sierra Leone and the People’s Republic of China established formal diplomatic relations.

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