BEIJING, Aug. 29 -- China has stepped up efforts to help improve people's livelihood in African countries and enhance their capability for self-development, according to a white paper the Chinese government issued on Thursday.
"While seeking to advance its own development, China tries to offer what assistance it can to Africa without setting any political conditions, and to benefit African people through developmental advances," said the white paper on China-Africa economic and trade cooperation.
China has boosted cooperation with Africa during the past few years in various areas, including public amenities, medical and health care, climate change and environmental protection, the white paper says.
Despite of offering direct humanitarian aids, the paper says China has also strengthened cultural and educational exchanges and scientific and technological cooperation with African countries to help them develop independently.
China granted 18,743 government scholarships to students from African countries between 2010 and 2012 while holding training courses for 54 countries and regions in Africa, with the topics ranging from economics, foreign affairs, energy, industry, agriculture to health care and climate change, the paper says.