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Report: Increased Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa Has Led to Enhanced Political Alignment

Source: Carla D. Jones, Herman Ndofor and Mengge Li.

China is realizing significant political dividends from its steadily rising economic engagement in Africa over the past two decades, according to new findings by a trio of scholars in the United States.

The researchers, Carla D. Jones, Hermann Ndofor, and Mengge Li, analyzed Chinese trade and investment flows to Africa during 2000 and 2018 and found that political alignment between China and African countries increased by 80% during this period.

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