China–Cameroon relations: Fortunes and limits of an old political complicity

Jean-Pierre CABESTAN*

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Since the 1990s, the Sino-Cameroonian relationship has grown rapidly. Today, China plays a key role in Cameroon's economic development, particularly in regards to infrastructure projects. However, in the last few years, Yaoundé's partnership with Beijing has encountered an increasing number of obstacles. Behind the warm pro-China rhetoric, the Cameroonian government has become more willing to rebalance their country's external relations, in favour of both its traditional partners and other emerging economies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-91
Number of pages25
JournalSouth African Journal of International Affairs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cameroon foreign policy
  • Cameroon–China relations
  • Cameroon–China trade relations
  • Paul Biya


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