The Republic of Malawi established diplomatic relations with the Government of the People’s Republic of China on 28th December 2007. Since the establishment of relations, there have been regular high-level exchanges between the two sides. Late President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika made the first ever state visit to China in late March 2008 during which he inaugurated the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Beijing. Earlier, the then Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Zhai Jun, visited Malawi to inaugurated the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Lilongwe on 26th January 2008. In June 2013, Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda visited the People’s Republic of China to attend the 1st China South Asia Exposition, in Kunming, Yunnan.



Relations between the two countries continue to be warm and cordial with regular high-level contacts among the leadership. The two countries have signed several cooperation agreements in areas such as agriculture, health, education and human resources development, and infrastructure development. One notable infrastructure project under the agreements is the new Parliament complex in Lilongwe, which the Chinese Government completed construction as a grant within 2 years, and was inaugurated in May 2010 in Lilongwe. 



The Chinese Government is also constructing the Karonga-Chitipa Road in the north as a grant, and the University of Science and Technology in Thyolo District, a hotel and international conference centre complex in Lilongwe, and many other projects through soft loans. Chinese companies have also made substantial investments in Malawi including the Malawi Cotton Company in Balaka District whose parent Chinese company is Qingdao Ruichang Company from Shangdong Province. Furthermore, Chinese restaurants have sprouted all over the country, offering a variety of Chinese cuisines.



Malawians are also benefitting from Chinese Government Scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates studies at various universities in China. Malawian businesspersons are able to order many goods from China for business.





Malawi Government

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Industry and Trade



Ministry of Tourism

Malawi Tourism Consortium

Malawi Immigration Department


Chinese Embassy in Malawi

Malawi Embassy in Beijing