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The Future of Chinese Development Finance in Africa

Chinese development finance in Africa today is a small fraction of what it was a decade ago when Beijing’s policy banks provided billions of dollars in loans to countries across the continent.

But while those heady days of easily accessible finance will likely never return, there are indications major Chinese lenders are once again gearing up to extend new financing for badly needed infrastructure projects in Africa.

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