China expanded its influence on Africa by building government facilities, and the West began to oppose

In mid-May, China invested $ 35 million in Kenya to build a new Foreign Ministry building. This is the latest in a series of investments and grants provided by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to African countries, which allows the administration to expand its political and economic influence on the African continent. ..

China’s investment proposals have been widely criticized for setting debt traps in recipient countries, as well as accusations of espionage and intrusion, primarily through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The West is now beginning to take action.

South China Morning Post On May 23, the Chinese Communist Party said it was focusing on funding and building government buildings for African countries, raising suspicions from the international community.

Currently, a new $ 80 million headquarters for the China-funded Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is under construction south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.regardless of February 2020 U.S. Government Warning The CDC, funded and built by China, will be used by the administration to steal “African genetic data,” which began construction in December 2020.

by Heritage FoundationChina has been involved in the construction of more than 186 government buildings in 40 of 54 African countries. Even the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia was built entirely by China.

In 2018, the French newspaper Le Monde first revealed it All technicians Between 2012 and 2017, it was discovered that the African Union headquarters built by China used the server provided by the building to send sensitive AU data to Shanghai daily via the building’s IT network. Did. Chinese company Huawei..

Nevertheless, in 2019 AU Signed contract with Huawei Expand the use of technology and equipment in the construction of 5G networks, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and more.

China has developed 70 percent African 4G NetworkIn addition, we have built a highly confidential government communication network for 14 African countries.

According to the Chinese Communist Party administration, in recent years, has lent billions of dollars to African states while building roads, railroads, ports, power plants, internet networks and government buildings to put the continent under its influence. I did. British media coverage.. The administration is also building military bases in Africa such as Djibouti.

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PLA officials will attend the opening ceremony of China’s new military base in Djibouti on August 1, 2017. (STR / AFP via Getty Image)

The financing of China’s main, will be provided through the BRI is a grand foreign policy project of started Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2013. It aims to extend the economic and political influence of CCP to countries in Asia, Europe and Africa by recreating the silk path of ancient China. Maritime Silk Road for trade in the 21st century. BRI has invested Chinese capital in the construction of various high-cost infrastructure projects in more than 60 participating countries.

At least 28 African countries have signed BRI agreements with China, according to China’s state-owned media Xinhua.

Recently, the United States and its allies have begun to take steps to counter China’s expansion in Africa. At a Group 7 (G7) meeting of Foreign Ministers in early May, Western nations emphasized CCP’s ambitions and security threats to African and Latin American nations, with Western nations “offering concrete cooperation.” Proposed to expand the partnership. .. “

On May 22, a group of telecommunications companies funded by US foreign aid agencies and led by the Vodafone Group in the United Kingdom Build a 5G network for Ethiopia, Chinese state-owned enterprise Huawei Technologies Co. And ZTE Corp. Defeated.

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