China–Sierra Leone relations

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China-Sierra Leone relations

China

Sierra Leone

China–Sierra Leone relations refer to the foreign relations between China and Sierra Leone. The People's Republic of China and the Republic of Sierra Leone established diplomatic relations on July 29, 1971.[1]

Economic ties[edit]

Economic relations between Sierra Leone and China are mostly positive, with China investing money into Sierra Leone in exchange for access to some of Sierra Leone's diamond mines. [2]

Chinese development finance to Sierra Leone[edit]

From 2000 to 2011, there are approximately 37 Chinese official development finance projects identified in Sierra Leone through various media reports.[3] These projects range from a $22 million debt relief,[4] to assisting in highway repair projects and constructing Charlotte Hydropower Project,[5] and a concessional loan of $16.6 million USD to support Sierratel's CDMA project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/focac/183425.htm
  2. ^ http://www.saiia.org.za/doc_download/355-china-s-silent-storm-in-sierra-leone
  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://china.aiddata.org
  4. ^ Strange, Parks, Tierney, Fuchs, Dreher, and Ramachandran, China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection.http://aiddatachina.org/projects/2250
  5. ^ Strange, Parks, Tierney, Fuchs, Dreher, and Ramachandran, China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. http://aiddatachina.org/projects/22211
  6. ^ Strange, Parks, Tierney, Fuchs, Dreher, and Ramachandran, China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection.http://aiddatachina.org/projects/53