Chinese State Security in Africa


    China’s state security has a growing footprint in Africa. The Belt and Road Initiative has revealed a security vulnerability for China’s state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Africa. Chinese state security involvement in Africa ranges from the deployment of law enforcement and the use of commandos to the training and education of local governments.

    The number of personnel associated with Chinese state security has grown dramatically in the past decade. China’s motivations include enterprise security, the spreading of soft power, and intelligence collection.

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    George Englehart
    George Englehart
    Received a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. His studies focused on foreign policy and diplomacy with an area concentration in Asia.

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