The significance of China’s aid to Africa back then needs to be re-understood – the global pattern changed by the Tanzania Zambia Railway

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December 7, 2021


Zhang Jie


The article explores the historical significance of Africa to China, emphasizing its role in China's international strategy and the establishment of diplomatic relations during the Cold War. The author discusses the geopolitical importance of the Tanzanian Railway, built by China, which altered the strategic landscape, connecting vital areas, and influencing global gold resources during a crucial period. The text underscores the ongoing significance of Africa in China's rise, highlighting its vast resources and potential for development, making it a key region amid Western containment strategies.


Diplomacy | Historical Context | Policy | Politics

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