Security Risks facing Chinese Actors in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo
This chapter investigates how Chinese support for its overseas commercial and citizens’ interests has influenced its policies and their implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The spread of Chinese commercial interests in DRC, especially prevalent in the mining and forestry sectors, has brought about rising concern on the part officials in Beijing as to their safety and that of Chinese citizens, which has laid the basis for new approaches to managing security in that country.
KeywordsChinese foreign policy Chinese economic interests Chinese state owned enterprises Democratic Republic of Congo Mineral resources African security Political risk Western donors
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