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, we discuss with Professor Lampton the motivations behind, challenges, and projects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to enhance the country’s connectivity with the world through developing infrastructure and cultural ties. Economic integration and development under this initiative can further strengthen China’s power in Eurasia and beyond.