China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience?
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Original versionBergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1) 4 p.
In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from Chinese banks. This brief takes stock of the achievements after six years. What is the nature of the partnership between the Angola and China? Is a strategic partnership being built around shared goals? Or are we witnessing an uneasy marriage of convenience?