Trade between China and Africa will break another new record this year as it’s expected to top $200 billion. As trade continues to grow, officials from both regions frequently point to these figures as evidence of steadily improving ties. However, Beijing-based attorney Kai Xue warns that while the trade stats are indeed impressive, they also mask emerging difficulties in the Sino-African relationship.
- “Rocky Road Ahead For China-Africa Relationship?,” Kai Xue, This is Africa, July 20, 2014
- “For an Upside to Sino-Japanese Rivalry, Look to Africa,” Kai Xue, South China Morning Post, February 4, 2014