Africa Notes: Sino-African Relations in the 1990s - April 1988
April 19, 1988
The year 1982 marked the twenty-seventh anniversary of the 29-nation founding conference of the Nonaligned Movement at Bandung, Indonesia-the occasion of the first significant interaction between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the new nations of Africa. The year 1982 also ushered in a stage of significant change in three key aspects of China's policy toward the continent. A clear understanding of these changes is a prerequisite for any attempt to predict the nature of Sino-African relations in the 1990s.