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Leading China-Africa Experts Preview the Key Themes That Will Likely Dominate This Year’s FOCAC Summit

The eighth iteration of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Senegal reflects the broadening of the relationship to include economic, cultural, security, technological, and health cooperation at a time when Africa becomes more diplomatically important for a post-COVID China.

While any analysis of “Africa” and “China” is bound to engage in simplification, the aim of this report is to highlight emerging trends that have the potential to shape China-Africa relations in the near to medium-term future. By bringing together an international team of experts, this report provides important and timely background reading to ongoing discussions in Africa, Europe, the US, and beyond on how to best understand and respond to China’s growing influence as we move towards a post-COVID world.

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