As interactions between China and African countries grow, observers see potential for the cooperative relationship to revitalize Africa and promote much-needed economic development.
The United States is recalibrating its public diplomacy efforts to promote U.S. values abroad in response to a lukewarm international reception.
With the Chinese economy facing transition pressure, both China and Japan will benefit greatly from continued bilateral cooperation in the areas of economics, science and technology, and environment protection.
Fostering strategic trust between Beijing and Washington will continue to play a key role in further strengthening U.S.-Sino bilateral relations.
China is an emerging world power with significant resources and an interest in maintaining global stability. But what role will Beijing play on the international stage?
The Chinese government is developing public diplomacy initiatives to refine the country’s global image and establish China as a key driver of cultural and social trends.
China has been adjusting its policies toward its neighbors, while continuing to strengthen economic cooperation to promote bilateral and multilateral relations.
The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for Africa’s own internal production.
Instead of a hard landing or a soft landing, the Chinese economy faces two very different options, and these will be largely determined by the policies Beijing chooses over the next two years.
Asian investors present both a challenge to and an opportunity for local industries, and southeast African countries need a clear vision and tailored policies to make the most of the opportunities.