Yun Sun

Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

Yun Sun is a visiting fellow appointed by the Africa Growth Initiative, focusing on China's relations with Africa and U.S.-China cooperation on the continent.

Articles by Yun Sun

Picking Up Steam: The Expansion of Chinese Railways in Africa
If everything happens as planned, the construction of the new East Africa railway signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Kenyan president Kenyatta earlier this year will formally commence in October. The railway will link the Kenyan port city of Mombasa with Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Su ...
China and the Rising Terrorist Threats in Africa: Time for U.S.-China Cooperation?
In recent years, the rising terrorist threat in Africa has become an increasing concern for the region and the international community. From Boko Haram in Nigeria to al-Shabab in Somalia, from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, the rising threats from the " ...
China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy
China's growing economic presence in Africa is hardly altruistic and is guided by the principle of "mutual benefits" to both sides. Meanwhile, along with China's enhanced role in Africa is the reality that the U.S. is being increasingly edged out of the continent politically and ec ...