China is Africa’s largest trading partner and has already spent billions of dollars in investment and loans – with the promise of much more to come.
From roads and railways to ports, the Chinese government is backing large-scale projects across Africa as part of its so-called ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.
The leaders of around 50 African countries have been in Beijing for a two day summit.
China’s President Xi Jinping offered them 60 billion dollars in new financing deals.
But what are the long-term financial risks?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Dan Wang – Analyst, Economist Intelligence Unit
Lahcen Haddad – Morocco’s Former Tourism Minister & MP
Aly-Khan Satchu – Investment adviser
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