In this episode, Professor Chris Alden joins us to discuss the latest developments in China-Africa relations, including the impact of the most recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit. Prof. Alden assesses the role of China’s infrastructure investment in Africa, particularly through the Belt and Road Initiative, and analyzes China’s growing security interests and presence on the continent.
In this episode, Mario Mancuso joins us to discuss the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States(CFIUS) and its role in reviewing potential Chinese investments in the United States. He explains the proposed changes under consideration in the US Congress that would expand CFIUS’ authority. Mancuso also examines the implications of stricter oversight for future China’s investment activities in the United States.
Encouraged by Beijing’s “Go Global” strategy, Chinese firms have expanded into foreign markets to acquire resources and assets while spurring domestic innovation. Overseas investment allows China to bolster its own economy and leverage its economic power to expand its influence abroad.