07
February 2023
Past Event
The Corrupting Influence of Chinese Development Aid in Angola

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The Corrupting Influence of Chinese Development Aid in Angola

Past Event
Hudson Institute
February 07, 2023
Angolan President Joao Lourenco (R, front) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Luanda, Angola, Jan. 13, 2023. (Photo by Chen Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images)
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Angolan President Joao Lourenco meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Luanda, Angola, on January 13, 2023. (Chen Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images)
07
February 2023
Past Event

Event will stream live on this page.

Speakers:
rafael
Rafael Marques de Morais

Founder and Director, Maka Angola

jenai
Jenai Cox

Regional Deputy Director for Africa, International Republican Institute

nate_sibley
Nate Sibley

Fellow and Director, Kleptocracy Initiative

Moderator:
thomas_duesterberg
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

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The new Chinese foreign minister’s first foreign trip was to Angola, where he offered a package to build high-speed telecommunications infrastructure, which Huawei will most likely construct. The history of Chinese aid to Angola is rife with corrupting effects involving billions of dollars in diverted oil sector funds and implicating the highest levels of government.

Join Hudson Institute and International Republican Institute experts in welcoming award-winning Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques as he presents new information about the malign influence of Chinese aid. They will also discuss the broader impact of Chinese efforts to win allies and gain an economic advantage in Africa.

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