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The Implications of China’s Infrastructure-Building in Africa for the United States

The Washington-based think tank, the National Bureau of Asian Research, published a large new report (PDF) on the role of infrastructure in China’s influence-building in Africa. It features prominent scholars providing geostrategic perspectives on the impact of different kinds of Chinese-built infrastructure.

The report was edited by the prominent China expert Nadège Rolland, and provides a glimpse of how Chinese infrastructure engagement in the Global South is viewed inside the Washington beltway, as the two powers become more polarized. 

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