China’s development achieved through meticulous planning, the right mindset, and good leadership policies is an inspiration to Africa as the continent gears toward economic development and improved living standards of the population, an expert on China-Africa relations has said. Gerald Mbanda, researcher and publisher on China and Africa made the remarks earlier this week while speaking at a seminar on the implications of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for Rwanda in the Rwandan capital city, Kigali. “Africa’s development will be on the right path following the footsteps of how China did it and is still doing it. China and Africa together are walking toward a shared future,” Mbanda said. According to him, the western world has exploited Africa through the extraction of the continent’s agricultural raw materials, and minerals and deliberate refusal of technology transfer of industries to Africa. “Africa lost in a westernized form of democracy whereby elections of new leaders are held every five years and the opposition has to oppose the ruling government even if there is nothing to oppose,” Mbanda said. He pointed out that Africa could learn from China’s development path which has propelled the country into a moderately prosperous society in all respects.