Then Zambian president Edgar Lungu (left) meets Chinese workers from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 15, 2018. Lungu’s party has been accused of failing to fight for Zambian interests in its dealings with China. Photo: AFP
Then Zambian president Edgar Lungu (left) meets Chinese workers from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 15, 2018. Lungu’s party has been accused of failing to fight for Zambian interests in its dealings with China. Photo: AFP
Mwansa Chalwe Snr
Opinion

Opinion

Mwansa Chalwe Snr

Why China needs more than better communication to fix its Africa image problem

  • China is popular in Africa, but issues of corruption, racism, insufficient job creation, lack of skills and technology transfer still dog its efforts
  • Addressing ordinary people’s well-being is essential if Beijing is to craft a lasting relationship that better reflects Africans’ needs

Then Zambian president Edgar Lungu (left) meets Chinese workers from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 15, 2018. Lungu’s party has been accused of failing to fight for Zambian interests in its dealings with China. Photo: AFP
Then Zambian president Edgar Lungu (left) meets Chinese workers from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, in Lusaka, Zambia, on September 15, 2018. Lungu’s party has been accused of failing to fight for Zambian interests in its dealings with China. Photo: AFP
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