Features of Chinese-African Relations during the Pandemic

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation
Journal nameProblemy Dalnego Vostoka
EditionIssue 5

The article examines how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the current state of Chinese-African relations. Difficulties which the dialogue of the parties goes through, in particular in the aspect of Africa's indebtedness exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, are described too. The paper also reveals the impact that the pandemic may have on the implementation of the "Belt and road" initiative in its African part. The issue of China's "soft power" in Africa is touched upon in the light of the adverse consequences of COVID-19 in the sphere of humanitarian relations.

KeywordsChina, Africa, COVID-19, external debt, Belt and Road Initiative, soft power
Publication date07.11.2020
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