The agency's main tasks are drafting strategic guidelines, plans and policies for foreign aid, coordinating and providing policy advice on major issues, and drafting plans and evaluating foreign aid tasks.
Kagiri says that China's policy in areas such as trade, climate change, politics and security has seen countries in Africa, which agree with President Xi Jinping's vision, align themselves closely with China.
On April 10, at a seminar titled "Going Global: Chinese and Jewish Cross-Border Relationships in Technology & Innovation", Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs who are funded by Chinese, American or Jewish capital expressed their concerns about increasing government manipulation and restrictions.
Yang said the agency's founding is significant and will have long-term effects in advancing the overall design of China's diplomacy and boosting international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Earlier on April 2, Luo Linquan, consul general at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, traveled to UC-Davis to present the Belt and Road Initiative to faculty, staff and students at the invitation of the university's global affairs office.