China has called for a peace conference to tackle conflicts such as the one in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
China has called for a peace conference to tackle conflicts such as the one in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP

Is China’s Horn of Africa peace drive a sign of growing confidence on the world stage?

  • Beijing has extensive economic interests to protect but some observers believe it is also more willing to present itself as an alternative to the US
  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemned US sanctions during a recent visit to Eritrea, which has been involved in the conflict with Ethiopia

Topic |   China-Africa relations
China has called for a peace conference to tackle conflicts such as the one in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
China has called for a peace conference to tackle conflicts such as the one in Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
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