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The clash of systems: African perceptions of the European Union and China engagement

Over the past fifteen years, China has successfully positioned itself as a major trading partner and investor in Africa, displacing Europe as the most important partner in large infrastructure projects and the exploitation of raw materials. This competition by China puts European trade, investment and development policies in Africa to a rocky test. In order to better understand the different strategies of Europe and China and how they are perceived in Africa and further develop recommendations for European and Africa policymakers, the Global Partnership Hub of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation commissioned a Kenyan private think tank, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), to conduct an independent study and key informant survey involving African policymakers. The results of the online survey have now been presented in a study entitled "The Clash of Systems - African Perception of the European Union and China Engagement.

Uploaded by: Nashon Adero
Author: Adero, Nashon | ORCID: 0000-0003-2830-7912
Co-author: Shikwati, James
Co-author: Juma, Josephat
Institution: Taita Taveta University College | Centre: Kenyan German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM)
Type: Policy paper | English | Peer Reviewed
Subjects: Development

Date: June 2022 | Pages: 22 pages
Copyright: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom | License: Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) - Free of charge and not intended for sale. It may not be used by parties or election workers for the purpose of election advertising during election campaigns (federal, state or local government elections, or European Parliament elections).