China’s Relations with Africa: A New Era of Strategic Engagement

August 1, 2023 Joshua Eisenman, David A. Shinn Columbia University Press

Since Xi Jinping’s accession to power in 2012, nearly every aspect of China’s relations with Africa has grown dramatically. Beijing has increased the share of resources it devotes to African countries, expanding military cooperation, technological investment, and educational and cultural programs as well as extending its political influence.