The Prospects for China-Africa Cooperation under the Framework of the United Nations Security Council Reforms

Meshach Ampwera

Abstract


Cognizant of the deep ties between China and Africa which date to the Song dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) when there was evidence of trade in ceramics and silk, this paper addresses the third period of China-Africa cooperation which started in 2000 and makes three main arguments. First, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is a strategic and crucial element in Africa’s international relations and has deepened ties between China and Africa. Second, the Ezulwini Consensus has the potential to influence the current position of China on the United Nations Security Council reforms. Third, there is now undeniable ‘Power Trinity’ influencing the current world order and the United Nations.


Keywords


China-Africa Cooperation, United Nations, Security Council Reforms, Power Trinity

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