China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Uganda

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African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
China and Uganda have a long diplomatic history dating as far back as the post independence era. During the period of 1962-1985, bilateral relations between the two countries remained steady in spite of the regime changes in Uganda. However, the two countries saw relatively few high-level exchanges with each other during the time. In 1971, at the 26th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), Uganda voted in favor of the resolution on the restoration of China's lawful seat in the world body. Bilateral relations between the two countries entered a new stage of development after the National Resistance Movement came to power in 1986, with bilateral co-operation expanding and mutual high-level exchanges increasing. Uganda backed China's stance for two times at the sessions of the UN Human Rights Commission in 1996 and 1997. In 2000, Uganda supported the bill put forward by China on the maintaining and observing of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in the UN.
Obwona, Marios; Guloba, Madina; Nabiddo, Winnie; Kilimani, Nicholas (2007) : China-Africa economic relations: The case of Uganda, AERC Scoping Studies on China-Africa Economic Relations, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi