Chinese companies have been enjoying success in Africa, investing in roads, railways, water and powerlines. Africa offers the necessary raw materials to create products for the local market and the rest of the world.
German Chancellor Merkel and Chinese President Xi may strive to champion global free commerce and present a united front against US President Trump's protectionism. But all is not well between the two trade partners.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is en route to Beijing to discuss a number of issues with her Chinese counterpart. These will range from the rule of law to international disputes - especially with regard to trade.
Millions of young Africans will soon be looking for jobs. Donors increasingly want to support African startups, but do they really offer a way out of Africa's unemployment problem?
Chinese foreign aid is often referred to as having "no political strings attached," and is therefore a more attractive option for many non-Western countries. But is it really free of constraints?
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