Sino-African Relations, Trade, Investment, Development, Pandemic, COVID-19
This article explores the evolutive nature of Sino-African relations and questions how Chinese interventions may influence Africa’s development stories in a post-Covid world. We examine whether the crisis could serve as a catalyst for reorienting the strategic partnership between China and Africa away from debt diplomacy towards genuine partnership or a breaking apart of the long-standing relationship. This article presents three narratives to illustrate how the future direction of Sino-African relations may change and how this might enable Africa to ‘do development differently’.
Olabisi D Akinkugbe & Clair Gammage, "Doing Development Differently: Reorienting Sino-African Trade and Investment Relations After the Pandemic" (2020) Asia Europe J [forthcoming].