CACS Belt & Road Policy Brief No 1

Sino-Egyptian Industrial and Infrastructure Cooperation: Determinants and Outcomes

Dr Emmanuel Matambo, Research Fellow, CACS

This Policy Brief traces the evolution of Sino-Egyptian relations from their roots in nationalism, religious expediency and anti-imperialism to Egypt’s current need for infrastructure and foreign investment on the one hand, and China’s expanding global reach through grand strategies, most notably the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), on the other. This is the first in a new Policy Brief Series aimed at exploring the impacts of China’s Belt & Road Strategy on African countries.