African states must carefully maintain ties with countries across prevailing geopolitical divides. With China facing increased scrutiny and criticism from the United States and its allies, Africa’s relations with Beijing are being closely observed. This report discusses the need for a comprehensive common African approach towards China, focusing on critical discussion points that policymakers should consider.
About the author
Dr Mandira Bagwandeen is a Lecturer at Stellenbosch University’s Political Science Department. Her research interests include Africa-China relations, South-South cooperation, Africa’s regional integration and development, techno-geopolitics and the geoeconomics of natural resources. Mandira is also affiliated with various local and international think tanks and organisations.
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