Previous article – Development of global free trade: link between china`s BIS and Mercosur, South America There are important global trade issues to consider here: above all how precisely this trade can be increased. Currently, BRICS PAYS represent more than 3.1 billion people, or about 41% of the world`s population. In December 2015, the two countries signed 25 agreements worth a total of $16.5 billion at an event held at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in South Africa, which brought together about 400 businessmen from both countries. At the same event, the two countries discussed economic priorities such as „the direction of industries to accelerate the process of industrialization in South Africa.“ Strengthening cooperation in Special Economic Zones (SRCs); cooperation on maritime policy; infrastructure development, human resources cooperation; and financial cooperation.  These are quantifiable points, although partially dependent on the political landscape. It will take time. In the long term, and given the huge network of Free Trade Areas and the Chinese economy that are forming along the Belt and Road initiative, including across Africa, further study is warranted. However, Taiwan is firmly committed to recognition of South Africa and has launched a costly public relations offensive to convince members of the anti-apartheid government. President Nelson Mandela then spoke in favour of a „two-China“ policy incompatible with Beijing`s one-China policy. What distinguishes China is that, unlike the other four members, it is not the main member of a specific trading bloc per se, although it naturally has a number of important free trade agreements. China`s overall commitment to Africa in recent years has been quite intense. Chinese companies, in partnership with competent African governments, have invested heavily across the African continent in creating a series of free trade zones and special economic zones.
Once again, the Dalai Lama was unable to enter South Africa when he was invited to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in October 2014.