Friday, January 5, 2024

China's Stadium and Sports Diplomacy in Africa

 The Conversation published on 2 January 2024 a commentary titled "Africa Cup of Nations Showcases the Continent's Finest Footballers -- and China's Economic Clout" by Simon Chadwick and Chris Toronyi.

China has a long history of building stadiums in Africa.  This piece updates China's recent efforts to increase its influence in Africa through stadium construction and support of sport's tournaments.  It also identifies increasing competition from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.