China’s Economic Engagement in Africa
We had a memorable yesterday… We enjoy a splendid today. The flower of Sino-African friendship is blooming with the care and nurturing of the Chinese and African peoples. We will greet a flourishing tomorrow… China, the biggest developing country in the world, is ready to join hands with Africa, the biggest developing continent in the world, to…march into the twenty-first century full of confidence.1
Africa-China relations began centuries ago and continue through the present day. Currently, China is seeking resources for its growing economy and consumption, and African countries are seeking funds to develop their infrastructures. Large-scale structural projects, often accompanied by...