Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: XinhuaChinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: Xinhua

Why fears of China’s neocolonialism in Africa ring false in the face of numbers that tell a different tale

Chen Xi says the persistent narrative of a Chinese debt trap in Africa is rooted in the West’s fear of losing its colonial backyard and is not backed up by the data

Topic |   Africa
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: XinhuaChinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shares a light moment with Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
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