(In)Roads and Outposts: Critical Infrastructure in China’s Africa Strategy
NBR Special Report No. 98

(In)Roads and Outposts
Critical Infrastructure in China’s Africa Strategy

Edited by Nadège Rolland
May 3, 2022

Building on an NBR study of China’s strategic vision for Africa, this report from NBR’s “Into Africa: China’s Emerging Strategy” project examines the implications of China’s growing presence in Africa’s critical infrastructure. Each essay sheds light on a specific domain of activity—ports, railways, industrial parks, information and telecommunication networks, and power generation—and attempts to understand what it could mean for China’s global ambitions.