Will China help or hurt the AfCFTA?

February 5, 2021 The Africa Report 0 Comments

In its public statements, Beijing is wholly supportive of the AfCFTA, seeing it as a ‘win-win’ solution and arguing that free trade and multilateralism are key foundations to the global system. In November 2020, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said the government “will provide cash assistance and capacity-building training to its secretariat”.

The focus on intra-African links is likely to involve China in two main ways: trade and the building of infrastructure to facilitate trade. Read More.

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