These days, everybody wants a piece of Africa. With a fast-growing population, rapid urbanization, abundant resources, and some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, global superpowers are rushing to build a presence throughout the continent.
However, like in many other parts of the world, most are playing catch-up to Africa’s strongest ally in recent years: China. With this week’s Membership Field Guide, you’ll discover why a growing Chinese presence on the continent is as vital for the future of Africa as it is for establishing China’s role as a leading global political and economic power.
To learn more about China’s long-term Africa project, be sure to check out:
- An inside look into everything you need to know about China’s growing presence in Africa
- Quartz’s toolkit on how to keep up with China’s engagement in Africa
- Photos of Kenya’s flagship Chinese-built railway (and the struggle to make commercial sense of it)
If this piques your interest, you might also be interested in Because China, our exclusive video series that dives into the superpower as it transforms the globe, along with all of the opportunities, tensions, innovations, and dangers associated with it.
I hope you’ll take advantage of the free trial of Quartz membership and benefit from all of this unique, in-depth reporting. As a special offer, enter QUARTZAFRICA at checkout for 50% off your first year of membership.