Common perceptions about Chinese engagement in Africa are that it is one-dimensional and sometimes biased. But Chinese private investments in Ethiopia are highly diverse, fluid and complex, writes Weiwei Chen.
Anzetse Were writes that the narrative on Africa-China relations is driven by the global north and has been persistently one-dimensional, often failing to centre Africa’s views or even China’s views.
Xi Jinping will not be attending the 8th Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in person. But this does not indicate a downgrade of ties, writes SOAS alumna Dr Lauren A. Johnston.