Publication: Exploring the Role of Narratives in China-Africa Relations


China’s growing influence in Africa is often framed as a threat. At least this is a popular narrative held in Europe and in the US. However, is this true and what are Africa-China narratives held amongst Africans? Furthermore, how do such narratives impact international cooperation?

Build on our international conference “From the ‘workshop of the world' to ‘systemic rival‘?” hosted in Hamburg in the spring of 2023, APRI investigated these questions in the publication “Exploring the Role of Narratives in China-Africa Relations”.
The collaboration was led by the Africa Policy Research Institute executive director, Olumide Abimbola and Elisabeth Winter, Program Director Global Markets and Social Justice at BKHS.

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Folashadé Soulé
Lina Benabdallah
Cobus van Staden
Yunnan Chen
Yu-Shan Wu


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