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Great Decisions Lecture Series: China’s Role in Africa

April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

The COVID-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa?

Allen Xiao
Geography Ph.D. Candidate
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Great Decisions Lecture Series 2021