The Covid-19 crisis has put a massive strain on the growing economic and political relationship between China and the nations of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African governments’ growing debt to China, have caused concern. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and the nations of Africa? Is there a role for the US to play in this growing relationship?
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