Accepted paper:

The Silk Roads and the Security Challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Timeliness of China-African Relations

Author:

Julien Rajaoson (Sciences Po Grenoble UMR PACTE)

Paper short abstract:

The reactivation of the silk roads by Chinese leader Xi Jinping is an ambitious project dating from 2013, intended to cover the entire world from the Chinese trade channels.

Paper long abstract:

In Djibouti, therefore, Xi Jinping decided to set up a Chinese military base abroad, in one of the busiest trade routes in the world in order to sustain his huge investments.

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