Launching Africa into the normal world of commerce requires the continent to create the conditions to maximise this investment.
Asian country will hold its flagship conference with the continent on African soil for the first time this August.
"There has never been a better time to develop a mining project, but there has never been a worse time to finance one."
Asia, Africa to mark summit that forged post-colonial path; these days it is anything but non-aligned
Some analysts argue the Non-Aligned Movement is more about big countries - China and Japan - seeking to unilaterally extend their influence.
For Japan Morocco is big, while China spent more than 50% of the $12 billion it invested in Africa over the last 10 years in South Africa.