Advantages and Disadvantages of the Contemporary Relationship between China and Africa
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The Chinese government is expanding Chinese culture and philosophy to support achievement of its political and economic goals as well as its international relations activities. In this context, African students are encouraged to learn Chinese and cultural studies are co-financed by the Chinese side. However, Relations between China and African countries are shaped by the international environment rather than the actions the parties themselves have undertaken. When this position of the African continent in mind, China’s growing economic strength in this region seems an inevitable alternative for the continent. This gives a specific profile to the emerging bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic and individual African states. This paper aims to analyze the impact of China on African countries and the underlying foundations of their relationship.
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