Relations between Africa and China have increased over the years and become more dominated by China's economic interests. With an annual growth rate of 8-9 per cent, and a booming economy, China's dependency on accessing natural resources is a top priority and has accordingly expanded its horizons. Africa, with all its seemingly unlimited natural resources, is an ideal partner. In addition, the African continent as a whole offers a potential market for China's low-value manufactured commodities. This paper is an attempt to present an overview of contemporary Sino-African relations and the state of trade relations, with special emphasis on natural resources and the export market for Chinese products and investments in Africa

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Keywords Africa, China
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/22809
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van de Looy, J., & de Haan, L.J.. (2006). Africa and China: a strategic partnership?. Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis. Strategic Analysis, 30(3), 562–575. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/22809