Conclusion: Unpacking Chinese Media Diplomacy in Africa
Chapter 9 summarizes the arguments and findings of the volume, and addresses the overall theme of the project. It discusses the implications of those findings with regard to foreign policy, media practices and public opinion. It provides a holistic view of the phenomenon of “China–Africa” that aligns multiple layers of discourses from various stakeholders, and in turn furthers our understanding of the centrality of communication in shaping world order. That being said, the book confines itself in examining Chinese media involvement and evolvement in Africa, leaving other fields of China-Africa communication to future explorations.