On China’s Military Diplomacy in Africa

  • Shen ZhixiongEmail author


This chapter provides a survey of the central tenets of China’s military diplomacy in Africa and insight into China’s lead institutions involved in this process. The policies and conduct of China’s military, the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), operating in Africa and their perception of the challenges they experience, as well as the complex policy environment, are explored. This assessment argues that China should strengthen strategic coordination, support the building of African Peace and Security Architecture, communication with Western countries, nontraditional security cooperation, and public diplomacy by the PLA.


Chinese foreign policy Chinese military Peacekeeping African security Sudan crisis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political ScienceCollege of International Relations, Renmin UniversityBeijingChina

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