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Mauritians welcome India’s and China’s economic and political influence, new Afrobarometer survey shows

8 Jun 2021 Mauritius

Most Mauritians say India’s and China’s economic and political activities have a positive influence on their country, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

Only half of citizens see the influence of the United States in a favourable light, one of the lowest ratings among major powers and international organizations. But the United States stands first among Mauritians’ preferred development models, followed by Great Britain and China. 

Most Mauritians are aware of Chinese loans and development assistance, but many are concerned that the Mauritian government has borrowed too heavily from China.