What is it about?
The article discusses China's airport projects in Africa. China has not prioritised its own commercial air links between Africa and China. This is an unusual pattern of overseas involvement in African aviation, but matches China's long-standing investment in infrastructure in Africa.
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Why is it important?
The article consolidates scattered information about China's expenditure on airports in Africa. It points to the geography of this investment, and raises questions about the business and geopolitics of airport provision.
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This page is a summary of: China and aviation in Africa: context, thrust, novelty, African Geographical Review, April 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2019.1599294.
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