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In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed
the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in
Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from
Chinese banks. This brief takes stock of the achievements after six years.
What is the nature of the partnership between the Angola and China?
Is a strategic partnership being built around shared goals? Or are we
witnessing an uneasy marriage of convenience?