Bilateral Cooperation between DRCongo and China
【摘要】：The recent involvement of China in sub-Saharan Africa is challenging and changing the world geostrategic scene. In this thesis, we analyse the agreements between the Congolese government and a group of Chinese state-owned enterprises. A number of public infrastructure works will be financed with Chinese loans. To guarantee reimbursement, a Congolese Chinese joint venture will be created to extract and sell copper, cobalt and gold. These are the biggest trade investment agreements that China has so far signed in Africa. This article seeks to contribute to the discussion regarding the agreement's impact on internal development in Congo. Does it create a'win-win' situation for all, or is it an unequal exchange? We outline the internal and international debates and analyse several noteworthy characteristics of the agreements. In conclusion, we present a bal-anced view on the likely impact on Congo's short-term and long-term development.