Experiencing China’s expanding “circle of friends” in Africa

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September 2, 2023


Global Times' special correspondent for Africa, Xing Xiaojing, Zhang Wang, Tu Lei, Liu Xin


Since China signed the "Belt and Road" cooperation document with 52 African countries and the African Union Commission, marking a decade of significant progress in China-Africa exchanges. Chinese enterprises have undertaken various infrastructure projects, including roads and railways, under the initiative, transforming transportation and connectivity in African nations. These projects have dispelled concerns raised by Western media, with initiatives like the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway even incorporating animal passages, promoting harmony between infrastructure development and wildlife conservation.


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