Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

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.