Cape Verde–China relations

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Sino-Cape Verdean relations

Cape Verde

China

Cape Verde–People's Republic of China relations refers to the current and historical relationship between the People's Republic of China and Cape Verde. The two states established bilateral relations in April 1976, shortly after Cape Verde gained independence from the Portuguese Empire. Cape Verde is an adherent to PR China's One China Policy. China maintained relations with Cape Verde throughout from 1970s to mid-1990s mainly to prevent the Republic of China (Taiwan) from gaining Cape Verde's international recognition through checkbook diplomacy. However, in the mid-1990s, a number of small time Chinese capitalists began investing in the island nation and relations grew during the 2000s as a result.[1]

Economic Development[edit]

Since the first Forum on China Africa Cooperation conference in 2000, the Chinese government has successfully delivered $63.5 million in development finance.[2] These projects include $4.4 million for construction of the Poilão dam in the Santa Cruz, $22 million to build a sports stadium in Monte Vaca, and $2.3 million in debt forgiveness.[3] During the 2010 Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese speaking countries in Macau, Wen Jiaobao announced the creation of a $1 billion fund aimed at boosting trade between China and Portuguese speaking countries.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ China in Cape Verde: the Dragon’s African Paradise CSIS by Loro Horta
  2. ^ Austin Strange, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development. http://aiddatachina.org/projects?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search=&active_string%5B%5D=Active&country_name%5B%5D=Cape+Verde&scope_names%5B%5D=Official+Finance
  3. ^ Austin Strange, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development. http://aiddatachina.org/projects?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search=&active_string%5B%5D=Active&country_name%5B%5D=Cape+Verde&scope_names%5B%5D=Official+Finance
  4. ^ Austin Strange, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development. http://aiddatachina.org/projects/797