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A long and winding road

China: the special relationship Economic and political ties between Africa and China have led to infrastructural development on a monumental scale but their roots go back millennia No one knows...

Balancing act

Balancing act

China in Africa: Chinese FDI China aims to stimulate industrialisation on the continent, but will it pay off? By Ross Anthony China likes to position its engagement with Africa as that of one...

Gunboat diplomacy

Gunboat diplomacy

China’s stakes in marine bases across Africa are unsettling the world’s major and minor powers, and could force the continent’s countries to take sides African countries may face harsh choices in...