1. Political relations
The People's Republic of China and the Republic of Namibia established diplomatic relations on March 22, 1990. Since then, the relations between the two countries have been developing smoothly. The ministries of foreign affairs of China and Namibia set up a mechanism of consultation in January 2000.
Chinese leaders and senior officials who visited Namibia are as follows: President Jiang Zemin (1996), Special Envoy of the Chinese Government, Vice-Premier of the State Council Wu Xueqian (1990), Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Sun Qimeng (1991), State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Qian Qichen (1992), Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji (1995) , Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of Communist Party of China, State Councilor and Minister of Defense Chi Haotian (1998), Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Chen Jinhua (1998), Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Xu Jialu (1999), Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan (2000), State Councilor Luo Gan (2000), Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Wang Wenyuan (2002), and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Li Ruihuan(2003) .
Namibian leaders who visited China are as follows: President Sam Nujoma (1992, 1996, 1999 and 2000), Prime Minister Hage Geingob (1991), Speaker of the National Assembly Mose Tjitendero (1994), Minister of Foreign Affairs Theo-Ben Gurirab (1995 and 2000), Chairman of the National Council Kandy Nehova (1997), Deputy Prime Minister Hendrik Witbooi (1997), Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Willem Konjore (2002), and General Secretary of SWAPO Ngarikutuke Tjiriange(2002) .
2. Trade relations and economic and technical cooperation
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China has completed the drilling of wells and construction of generally affordable housing, pumping stations and a children's recreation center, and other aid-projects for Namibia. The current underway project is the construction of the local parliament buildings. The trade volume between the two countries reached US$ 49.112 million in 2002, of which China's export amounted to US$ 20.182 million and import totaled US$ 28.93 million.
3. Exchanges in the fields of culture, education and public health
The Chinese and Namibian governments have concluded agreements on cultural and educational cooperation and have signed a protocol on dispatching medical team to Namibia by China. The two sides have exchanged cultural and educational delegations. At present, there are 4 Chinese teachers teaching in Namibia. 23 Namibian students are currently studying in China. A four-member Chinese medical team is now working in Namibia. The cooperation by two sides on television also started. According to the agreement reached by two countries, the Namibian national TV station began to broadcast the English programs of Chinese Central TV Station (the Fourth and Ninth channel) three times a week. Each broadcast lasts one hour.
Shanghai and Windhoek (Capital City of Namibia), the Town of Maqiao of Shanghai city and Okahanja, and Zhengzhou and Mariental established sister-city relations.
4. Important documents
The Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Namibia.
(Chinese Foreign Ministry October 10, 2006)