Chinese Surveillance Tools in Africa


Bulelani Jili. 8/14/2020. “Chinese Surveillance Tools in Africa .” China, Law, Development Oxford Project . Publisher's Version


The heightened attention to Africa-China relations is prompted by the growing investment, trade, and aid between African countries and China. Such ventures are being both embraced, on the one hand, and met with scepticism, on the other hand. Although academic and media discourses are examining both the encouraging and detrimental aspects of the relationship, the way we explore the subject matter frequently obfuscates African agency. This paper argues that Chinese surveillance spread is informed by African local demands.