Chinese President Xi Jinping with African leaders in Beijing on September 3, during a group photo session at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Photo: AP
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Why the billions China is pouring into Africa might not be smart money

Richard Harris says China is lending and pledging billions to Africa, to ensure its access to cheap resources and extend its influence. But Africans are wise to the situation and the Chinese might not really benefit from their investment

TOP PICKS

Chinese President Xi Jinping with African leaders in Beijing on September 3, during a group photo session at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE