China's Health Diplomacy in Africa

China: An International Journal

Author/s (editor/s):

Jeremy Youde

Publication year:

2010

Publication type:

Journal article

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Johns Hopkins University

Jeremy Youde, ‘China’s Health Diplomacy in Africa’, China: An International Journal, 8(1) 2010: 151‒63.

In recent years, Africa has regained a level of prominence in China’s overall foreign policy strategy. Health diplomacy helps pave the way for Chinese oil companies to win mining rights for oil, platinum and other natural resources. However, a successful soft power strategy will need to consider public opinion and provide a means for connecting the health diplomacy with the larger goals.

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