Biya, who joined other African leaders at the Forum for China – Africa Cooperation, FOCAC held in September 2018 in Beijing reportedly requested for repayment waiver during his meeting with the Chinese president Xi Jinping.
However, this move by China has been largely criticized by analysts who accuse China of having interest in the natural resources of the country, but such accusations have been rejected by the government which went ahead to indicate that the relationship was based on mutual respect for both parties.
According to Ariel Gnitedem, an economist, China is interested and wants to control the sub-regional market and Cameroon is the gateway.
None the less, Cameroon likewise other African countries continue to turn to China for loans to finance infrastructure projects.
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