Great Decisions Lecture “China in Africa” by Colonel Thomas E. Sheperd, USAWC

African economies are booming, thanks in large part to China. China is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into the continent’s resources – oil, minerals, and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that the U.S. is being left behind, and its influence in Africa waning. What is the impact of Chinese activities in Africa on US Interests – is there room for cooperation or is it a new arena for global competition?

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