The Chinese Enterprise in Africa: A Review from a European Perspective
Raúl Ramirez, Pablo A. Rodríguez

This article reviews the key aspects of Chinese presence in Africa in order to reflect on the strengths and contradictions of this involvement. By analyzing the grounds and legitimacy claims which sustain Chinese endeavors in Africa, the sectors in which is based and notably the instruments utilized to fulfill Beijing’s objectives in the continent, the essay attempts to reflect on the historical role that China plays in Africa, and how it relates with the European view on the matter.

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