Video Duration 25 minutes 10 seconds
From: Inside Story

China’s role in African development

One billion COVID-19 vaccines and a pledge to continue funding development across Africa.

Chinese President Xi Jinping made the commitments virtually as part of the annual Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

As a two-day summit in Senegal comes to a close, China emphasised how crucial the partnership is.

China is Africa’s largest trading partner with nearly $190bn in trade.

But can China avoid criticism for taking advantage of natural resources and saddling developing nations with unsustainable debt?

Presenter: Sohail Rahman


Hassan Khannenje – Director of the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies

Antony Goldman – Head of Promedia Consulting, advises companies on investment and political risk in Africa

Andy Mok – Senior research fellow, Center for China and Globalization