Chinese influence on African economy; a case study of Kenya
The main objective of this study was to examine the role of China-Kenya’s relation in terms of investment, trade, diplomacy and aid. The study explores China’s foreign policy in general, then moves to tackle China-Africa relations and China’s diplomatic relations with Kenya. The type of research design that was used for this study was the explanatory design. The data collection tools for the secondary data that was used were information gathering, and document analysis. The main study issues that follow are divided into five sections and section one explores China’s foreign policy, China-Africa relations and boils down to diplomatic relation between China and Kenya. Section two examines Chinese investment in Europe and other developed economies, is also provides some data on what kind of investments is being undertaken. Section three examines China-Africa trade relations. It also examines the loss and gain relation resulting from the trade venture. They also affirm that the no strings-attached aid policy pursued by the Chinese leads to a decrease in the strain on governments to advance on issues such as human rights. The above trend conforms to the hypothesis that Chinese relation with African countries aims at achieving tangible developmental results and the terms are favourable. China views Kenya as a gateway to East African region and is a focal point in terms of China’s trade and economic strategy in Africa.