Friday, January 13, 2023

Relative Importance of Africa to China

 Geopolitical Monitor published on 5 December 2022 an analysis titled "China-Africa Relations in Review" by Thierry Pairault.  

The author untangles the common confusion involving China's investing, financing, and providing services in Africa.  He concludes that China is economically important to Africa but Africa is not economically important to China.  On the other hand, because of their 54 votes in the UN General Assembly African countries are politically important to China.  By economically and financially assisting African countries, China is building a clientele of dependent countries that provide it with political support.