Monday, October 9, 2023

Perceptions of China by Nigerian University Students

 The Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research published in September 2023 an article titled "Rethinking China: Perceptions from Africa a Survey of Nigerian University Students" by Nurettin Can, Sanar Muhyaddin, Ahmet Arabaci, Ibrahim Koncak, and Ibrahim Keles.  

The article looks at the sources from which 602 students in Nigerian universities receive information about China and solicits their opinions on several issues.  The internet and social media are the primary source of information about China.  The students are generally neutral on the responsible behavior of China as a global power, positive about China as a development model, and concerned about the influx of Chinese labor in Nigeria.