Status whether there are any conditions regarding human rights placed on trade relations with the People's Republic of China.
FOR ORAL REPLY
QUESTION NO: 24
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 OF 06 OCTOBER 2009
MR S MOKGALAPA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:
Whether there are any conditions regarding human rights placed on trade relations with the People’s Republic of China; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
South Africa does not place any human rights conditions in its trade relations with any country except in instances where there are international decisions requiring South Africa to do so. No such decisions have been imposed on China and as such, South Africa is trading with China like any other country in the world.