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FOCAC and China-Africa Ties: A Conversation with Chris Alden

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.

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Where is China targeting its development finance?

China has emerged as one of the world’s largest providers of development finance. Between 2000 and 2014, China extended a total of $354 billion in loans, grants, and other resources to countries across the globe. This feature explores the global reach of China’s development finance, and how this spending intersects with Beijing’s growing political and economic interests.