During his four years in office, former President Trump visited many countries and continents, but never visited Africa. It also makes him the first American leader in nearly a decade not to visit Africa in person. In addition, Trump has repeatedly stated that he has no interest in Africa, and has criticized the influence of African immigrants on the United States. Compared with China's increasing emphasis on Africa in the past four years, the relationship between the United States and Africa is relatively deserted.
It can be said that China has been popular database working hard in various countries on the African continent for a long time. Under the global competition between the United States and China, many people questioned that Blinken's "Africa trip" was meant to be aimed at China. However, the Associated Press reported on Nov. 22 that Blinken denied this claim. "Our engagement in Africa, with Africa, is not about China or any other third party," he pointed out in an interview in Nigeria: "Our engagement in Africa, with Africa, is not about China or any other third party," Blinken said in Nigeria. "It's about Africa.")
Although Blinken said that this trip has nothing to do with China, he is bound to feel the influence accumulated by China's long-term efforts in Africa during this trip to Africa. The above-mentioned report pointed out that when the delegation led by Blinken shuttled through the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the shadow of China must be felt, because Blinken's motorcade passed through a highway funded by China. While in Dhaka, the capital of Senegal, local efforts are being made to prepare for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which will be launched at the end of November.d at the end of November.