China in Africa

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a, CHINA IN AFRICA --SUMMARY BY MATTHIAS SUMPF
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Introduction............................................................................................................................................. 2 Main part ................................................................................................................................................. 2 Background and context ..................................................................................................................... 2 China’s approach on getting closer with Africa ................................................................................... 2 Facts and figures.................................................................................................................................. 3 Other interests .................................................................................................................................... 3 China vs. the West ............................................................................................................................... 3 Chinese emigration and its impact ...................................................................................................... 4 Africa’s relation with China ................................................................................................................. 5 The West’s reaction............................................................................................................................. 7 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................... 8

Introduction
Over the last 17 years, Chinese relationships with Africa have intensified drastically. While in the beginning those relationships had been established mainly on an elite leadership level, they…...

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