It’s time to reconsider “China in Africa.” “It’s a common mistake to put too much emphasis on a singular, mammoth ‘China’ making all the decisions” says Janet Eom of the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. “All 54 African countries have unique stories. Therefore, when China goes to Africa, local circumstances matter.” Read on to find out how this dynamic has affected trade and relationships between both sides.
Deborah Brautigam is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the International Development Program and the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She is a leading scholar on China in Africa and the