Can China step up to fill the global void left by America as Trump pursues an increasingly nationalist agenda?
Africa, a key destination for Chinese investment ought to be a good place to start. However, racist tensions have flared in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou with attacks on African residents prompting protests from African ambassadors in the country. But China still has much of the technology and money that Africa wants, while the continent will be a valuable source of energy and raw materials for China in the years ahead.
Where will the relationship go in the shadow of the pandemic?