Department of Government and International Studies
China–Cameroon relations: Fortunes and limits of an old political complicity
© 2015, The South African Institute of International Affairs. Since the 1990s, the Sino-Cameroonian relationship has grown rapidly. Today, China plays a key role in Cameroon's economic development, particularly in regards to infrastructure projects. However, in the last few years, Yaoundé's partnership with Beijing has encountered an increasing number of obstacles. Behind the warm pro-China rhetoric, the Cameroonian government has become more willing to rebalance their country's external relations, in favour of both its traditional partners and other emerging economies.
Cameroon foreign policy, Cameroon–China relations, Cameroon–China trade relations, Paul Biya
Source Publication Title
South African Journal of International Affairs
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Cabestan, Jean-Pierre. "China–Cameroon relations: Fortunes and limits of an old political complicity." South African Journal of International Affairs 22.1 (2015): 67-91.