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China-Africa in 2020: Three Trends to Watch

One of the reasons the China-Africa relationship is interesting is because even though it keeps expanding into new areas, some of this momentum is also driven by the long history between the two sides. Tracking China-Africa relations is to keep tabs on how old issues morph into new ones. Here are three such dynamics. In each case, they have a long history in the China-Africa relationship, yet they are also new trends that will reshape the relationship over the coming year and decade.

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