CHINA’S INFLUENCE IN AFRICA: Implications for U.S. Policy

Testimony before the Sub-Committee on Arica, Human Rights and International Operations, 2005

Divining U.S. interests out of the intersections of China and Africa is truly a daunting challenge. We are dealing with more than 50 African countries, each quite different from the others, and each with different relations with China; we are tracking and evaluating half a dozen critical foreign policy issues, from petroleum to foreign aid; and from this mix we then try to distill answers to the question- “So what? What should America do, if anything, about the influence of China in Africa?” Let me take up each of these in turn. Read More »