The Soubre hydroelectric dam, which was built by China to reduce the energy deficit in the Ivory Coast. China’s engagement with Africa has accelerated over the decades. Photo: AFP

What to know about China’s ties with Africa, from aid to infrastructure

President Xi Jinping’s tour of four African countries is expected to extend Beijing’s influence on the continent

Topic |   China-Africa relations

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The Soubre hydroelectric dam, which was built by China to reduce the energy deficit in the Ivory Coast. China’s engagement with Africa has accelerated over the decades. Photo: AFP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.