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paying little attention to economic development. Remarkably, China counts on decades of close political ties with African governments in its attempt to promote aid, trade and investment ties with African countries. The long-term political relations between China and Africa dates back to the period of imperialism and colonialism. China is one country that sympathized with Africans during the colonial period. In this case, it supported African countries and their people in their struggle against imperialism and the pursuit for national independence (Eisenman, 2015). During these difficult moments, China
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CHINA-AFRICA TRADE AND POLITICAL RELATIONS 6 provided Africa with the much needed selfless aid to help them develop their economies and heal from the effects of colonialism. Despite the fact that China experienced enormous imperialist pressure and embargo, it went ahead to make crucial contribution to the liberation and economic development of Africa. One of the renowned project in Africa that was accomplished due to China’s assistance is the Tanzania-Zambia railway (Leslie, 2016). These sequence of events shows that, China has been in the forefront in enhancing political cooperation by supporting peace and liberation from colonialists. Africa has also cooperated well politically by supporting China in its efforts to regain its lawful seat in the United Nations. In conclusion, China has had successful trade and political ties with Africa. It is one of the countries that has offered financial aid to support African liberation. As far as trade is concerned, china has engaged Africa in economic and trade cooperation. This was through exchanges between the two countries. China offered manufactured goods such as electronic devices and automobiles while Africa offered agricultural products and other raw materials. China has also promoted trade through expanding mutual investment fields. It has signed trade agreements with over 45 African countries. Particularly, China has improved its trade with Africa by supporting development projects in the continent such as schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Consequently, China and Africa have enjoyed excellent political relations. There is no documented conflict between the two. In fact, China played a significant in helping African countries to fight imperialism and colonialism. References
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CHINA-AFRICA TRADE AND POLITICAL RELATIONS 7 Ademola, O. T., Bankole, A. S., & Adewuyi, A. O. (2016). China-Africa Trade Relations: Insights from AERC Scoping Studies. In The Power of the Chinese Dragon (pp. 69-97). Palgrave Macmillan, London. Eisenman, J. (2015). China’s post-cold war strategy in Africa: examining Beijing’s methods and objectives. In China and the Developing World (pp. 29-57). Routledge. Huang, S., An, H., Viglia, S., Buonocore, E., Fang, W., & Ulgiati, S. (2017). Revisiting China- Africa trade from an environmental perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production , 167 , 553-570. Leslie, A. N. (2016). China-Africa relations: political and economic engagement and media strategies. African Studies Quarterly , 16 (3-4), 1-7. Van der Merwe, J., Taylor, I., & Arkhangelskaya, A. (Eds.). (2016). Emerging Powers in Africa: A New Wave in the Relationship? . Springer.
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  • The Land, political relations, china-africa trade

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