China has long portrayed itself as the leader of the third world, and as the country’s influence increases with its gross domestic product figures, Beijing has sought to cultivate its relationships with African nations, hoping to position itself better in the multi-polar, post-cold war world. In this three part series, we will look at China’s emerging relationship with Africa – from oil and aid to soft diplomacy and African investment on the mainland. You can access the entire thee part series here.
As China has grown in the last 30 years, so have the often complicated relationships that the country shares with its many varied neighbors. In this ongoing series, we delve into those relationships and look at how an emerging China is affecting those closest to it. You can access the entire series to date here.