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The Chinese Are Changing Course in Africa

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With the rise of the Belt and Road over the past several years, China’s dependence on Africa for raw materials has been steadily diminishing. 15-20 years ago when China first embarked on its “Going Out” agenda, the barriers to entry into most African markets were low and that made it easy to source badly-needed oil, minerals, timber and other raw materials that China’s industrial sector needed.

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