China’s ambassador to the tiny landlocked southern African country of Lesotho led a handover ceremony last week of dozens of police motorbikes donated by China’s Ministry of Public Security (China’s domestic law enforcement agency).
The donation highlights how so much of China-Africa engagement extends beyond traditional government-to-government ties, a trend highlighted recently by Wake Forest University political scientist Lina Benabdallah in her new book “Shaping the Future of Power: Knowledge Production and Network-Building in China-Africa Relations.”
Similar bilateral interactions also occur at the provincial, municipal, party, and military levels, among others.
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