The Year of African Elections and Why China Should Not Lose Sight

Few, if any, in China would worry about an African election and its potential implications for China. However, given the lessons from France’s predicaments and the rising manifestations of anti-Chinese sentiments across Africa, the outcomes of African elections should interest Chinese policymakers in terms of how they may shape China’s relations with Africa moving forward.

Luke Richard M. Dixon joins the ACCPA as a Research Fellow.

Luke Dixon joins the Africa-China Centre for Policy & Advisory as a Research Fellow in the UK.

He has recently authored two academic journal articles: “Chinese Investment and African Urbanization: A Comparative Study of Democratic and Non-Democratic ECOWAS States” and “The Impact of Chinese Special Economic Zones on Manufacturing and Employment in West Africa.”.