China’s foreign policy, especially in Africa, has created controversy in recent years.
Some western governments have accused Beijing of plundering the continent’s resources for its own growth. Some experts dispute these accusations.
CCTV Africa’s Kofa Mrenje filed this report from Nairobi, Kenya.
- China, Africa’s biggest trade partner, has been accused of neo-colonialism, and also was accused of extracting the continent’s mineral resources at low prices to propel China’s growth.
- Beijing has denied these allegations.
- China cites that five percent of their nation’s budget provides foreign aid to Africa, the expansion of Nairobi’s major airport, building a railway connecting Mombasa and Nairobi.
- In 2014, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi took a five nation Africa tour to identify and follow-up on development projects from previous years and advance future cooperation