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China was once considered the factory of the world. Slowly but surely, the Asian superpower is passing on that mantle to Africa while simultaneously increasing the Chinese sphere of global influence. In this enlightening, fast-paced video, Wendover Productions examines recent shifts in the geopolitical climate to discover how China has managed to mold Africa into “China’s China,” a trend that will become more pronounced in the years to come. getAbstract believes manufacturers seeking a comparative advantage ought to take note of China’s strategy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How China uses soft power to expand its global sphere of influence,
  • How China has become “a victim of its own success” and
  • Why private business now leads China’s expansion into Africa.
 

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Wendover Productions publishes short educational videos that aim to explain how the world works.

 

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In 1971, the People’s Republic of China (mainland China) ousted the Republic of China (Taiwan) as the representative of the entire Chinese territory at the UN General Assembly. The United States championed Taiwan’s cause, and most of the African continent aligned with America. In the interim, geopolitics have shifted. In 2007, the UN passed a resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights record. China, a North Korean ally, voted against the resolution. This time, 43 African nations either voted with China or abstained, illustrating that US influence in Africa has waned, while China’s star has risen.


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