Eric Ports

Abstract: This manuscript explores the narratives surrounding Chinese investment in Africa and the common narratives surrounding this topic. It looks at forms of investment, specific development projects, the concerns surrounding these projects, and the opinions of Africans who see the effects of this investment. This analysis shows that Chinese investment in Africa is one large part of China’s goals for the 21st century by becoming a world power that leads by mutual prosperity.

Keywords: China, Africa, Development, Foreign Direct Investment, Belt and Road Initiative, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Clean Energy, Infrastructure

About the Author: Eric Ports is a senior at Towson University majoring in Political Science and History. He plans to continue his education after graduating from Towson. Eric served as the Submissions Director for the Towson University Journal of International Affairs during the Fall 2021 semester.


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