Sino-Africa relations: Gradual changes in Chinese foreign strategy towards African countries


  • Sahibzada Muhammad Usman Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan | Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, Italy.
  • Zekun Lyu Department of Political and International Sciences, University of Siena, Italy.



China, Africa, China Africa relations, foreign strategy, foreign policy, win-win strategy, win-win situation, ideological collaboration, economic cooperation, foreign affairs


China is one of the world's foremost economic powers, affecting many countries' economies and political issues. China standing by the five principles of peaceful coexistence, is ready to cultivate friendly cooperation and ties with all countries that contribute to international peace, security, and mutual prosperity. Africa is an important factor for global stability and prosperity with the highest number of developing countries. Africa is still of considerable significance to the Chinese Government. Therefore, the Chinese government wishes to present China's African strategy and its action to implement them and its plans for cooperation in different areas to facilitate the steady development of China-Africa ties in the long period. However, China's foreign policies are changing and developing recently. This study utilized qualitative analysis to identify the collaboration and relations between African countries and China to know how Chinese foreign strategy changes Africa's strategic ramifications and repercussions. The findings showed that the partnership between China and Africa by win-win strategy, from moral emphasis throughout the colonial phase to tactical considerations and non-intervention to constructive involvement on the continent, are three strands of foreign strategy shifts.


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Usman, S. M. ., & Lyu, Z. (2021). Sino-Africa relations: Gradual changes in Chinese foreign strategy towards African countries. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 5(1), 154–167.



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