Global China as a security guarantor for African nations
Dr. Dinh Ba Hung Anh, Dr. Nguyen Hoang Tien
Relations between China and Africa have been around for more than half a century, since the Indonesia Bandung Non-Aligned Movement Congress in 1955 in Indonesia. These relations are limited only to trade and economic partnership. For decades, Africa has been seen as a source of raw materials for China. Today China's presence in Africa in the field of economy as well as defense is growing. Signs show a shift in Beijing's foreign policy toward the continent, from economic cooperation as a strategic investor to political and diplomatic partnership as a security guarantor.