China’s Rising Presence in Central Africa: Opportunities and Threats
The last two decades have seen an increase in China’s presence in Central Africa. As China’s economic growth keeps rising so does its demand for energy. The rising super power has thus targeted African countries endowed with raw materials, including crude oil, minerals, and timber. In return, China has been funding and building infrastructure facilities, which remain in high demand in the region. Yet, China’s rising presence in Central Africa is not without consequences as far as geopolitics is concerned. This report offers an analysis of the economic, social, security, and international dimensions of China’s rising presence in the region.
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