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The Economist Wades into Africa-China Relations

Cover of The Economist's special report on China-Africa written by journalists Gady Epstein and John McDermott

The Economist brought out a special report on Africa-China relations. It is rare for the magazine to dedicate so much attention to Africa-China relations. However, its geopolitical framing: “To counter China’s growing role in Africa the West must first understand it” is already drawing criticism from African development experts.

Written by Gady Epstein, a long-time China specialist for the magazine, and John McDermott, its chief Africa correspondent, the report provides a broad account of the continent’s relations with China across a range of fields: 

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