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2021/03/18

US-China Relations as Seen from Africa: Phase Shift? by Endo Mitsugi (Professor Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo)

When looking at the nature of involvement by China and the United States in Africa (in this case, mainly sub-Saharan Africa), there is an important characteristic to consider. The main focus of China's involvement is economics and development. China's concern about security is related to an environmental position that will promote its involvement in economics and development. On the other hand, the U.S. involvement in Africa is focused on security issues, particularly its counter-terrorism strategy.

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