The Implications of China's Engagement in Africa
Seattle, WA, USA
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China’s engagement in Africa is not new, but it is coming under renewed scrutiny as the United States takes a more confrontational approach to China. Through significant investment in Africa’s oil and mining sectors, China has obtained advantageous trade deals and become the continent’s largest trade partner. The Belt and Road Initiative further embeds China in the continent – and China’s policy of non-interference means that investment and development decisions are undertaken without regards to human rights or environmental standards. But is the prevailing narrative—that Chinese officials and companies are taking advantage of African countries—accurate? Join the World Affairs Council and Gyude More for a discussion on the complexities of China’s engagement in Africa—from debt relief measures, infrastructure projects, covid-19 and health diplomacy, and how the U.S.-China relationship is playing out on the continent.
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