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African COVID-19 Aid Re-Emerges as a Top Chinese Foreign Policy Priority

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa posing with the 12-member Chinese COVID-19 medical team at the Presidential Palace in Harare. Photo via @ChinaDaily.

China’s once again ramping up its COVID-19 donation diplomacy efforts in Africa. After dialing down their efforts for a couple of weeks, the pace of announcements of new medical team deployments, PPE donations and charitable contributions from Chinese private sector stakeholders have all gone up considerably this week.

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