Tillerson: China's Approach to Africa Encourages Dependency

Shortly before embarking on his first official visit to Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. is committed to building on a "strong foundation of U.S.-Africa relations" and accused China of "encouraging dependency" in its approach to Africa. In his first speech describing the administration's Africa policy, Tillerson said the U.S. is "eager" to lower barriers to trade and investment in Africa, whose largest trading partner by far is China. He added that the U.S. approach of "incentivizing good governance" contrasts sharply to China's, "which encourages...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 March

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