Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrapped up his four-nation tour of Africa where he set out to broaden Beijing’s diplomacy on the continent beyond natural resource extraction. Li was well-received in each stop along his journey and seemingly received high marks for China’s new, more ambitious agenda in Africa. Eric & Cobus look at the key trends to emerge from this visit and how it might affect the broader Sino-African engagement.
Here are a few of the links that we referenced in the show:
- The Lowy Institute: China in Africa: new pledges and a new relationship
- Reuters: China, east African leaders sign up for new rail link
- South China Morning Post: Africa must wait and see on Li Keqiang’s ambitious promises, analysts say