Published on Jul 17, 2019
For decades, China has been Africa’s largest trading partner, with deep ties in trade, investment, infrastructure and financing. But, some critics describe China’s presence in Africa as a form of “neo-colonialism.” There were narratives that demonized China’s presence in Africa – accusations of ensnaring African countries in the so-called debt trap, launching infrastructure projects that only employ Chinese workers, and complaints of little pay and lack of skill training. But reports of the real situation on the ground, based on factual studies in recent years, reveal true stories behind Sino-African relations. One of the most comprehensive reports was led by a professor from the University of London, which set the record straight.