Friends and Interests: China's Distinctive Links with Africa

  title={Friends and Interests: China's Distinctive Links with Africa},
  author={B. Sautman and Y. Hairong},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={75 - 114}
Abstract: China's expanded links to Africa have created a discourse of how to characterize those ties. Western political forces and media have criticized every aspect of China's activities in Africa, while Chinese, with significant support from Africans, have mounted a spirited defense. This article examines several factors that make China's links with Africa distinctive, including China's aid and migration policies, the distinctive “Chinese model” of foreign investment and infrastructure loans… Expand
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