China is reaching out to African students through scholarships to soften its image on the continent. Photo: MCT

Scholarship offers driving China’s soft-power play in Africa

  • Initiative that sends thousands of African students to Chinese universities builds an army of influencers for Beijing on the continent
  • Boosts China’s image in Africa, where it is a dominant investor and trading partner, while countering accusations of unscrupulous practices
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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China is reaching out to African students through scholarships to soften its image on the continent. Photo: MCT
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