Into Africa: China's Grab for Influence and Oil
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Peter Brookes
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Africa; oil
Coverage: China Africa
China is seeking new markets for its export-driven economy and access to Africa's abundant natural resources, especially sources of energy. However, Beijing's broad energy, trade, political, diplomatic, and military interests and activities in Africa threaten to undermine long-standing international efforts to promote regional peace, prosperity, and democracy.