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The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

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posted on 2022-08-15, 06:36 authored by Chun Yin Man, David Alexander PalmerDavid Alexander Palmer


Geospatial data of 53 African countries that have joined the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) up until August 2022. Found in 2000, FOCAC aims to promote diplomacy, trade, security, and investment relations between China and African countries.

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Data were collected from the official website of FOCAC. The geospatial features, including polygons and boundaries of regions, are sourced from Natural Earth, Admin 0 – Countries version 5.1.1 (Published on 12 May 2022). For metadata, such as data description and available methods for geospatial data processing, please read the readme.pdf.

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This dataset features in a collection of geospatial data "Geo-mapping databases for the Belt and Road Initiative". To cite this work, available citation styles can be found here: 


CRF grant no. C7052-18G, “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road”