China Into Africa

China into Africa
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 339
ISBN 0815701756
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Africa has long attracted China. We can date their first certain involvement from the fourteenth century, but East African city-states may have been trading with southern China even earlier. In the mid-twentieth century, Maoist China funded and educated sub-Saharan African anticolonial liberation movements and leaders, and the PRC then assisted new sub-Saharan nations. Africa and China are now immersed in their third and most transformative era of heavy engagement, one that promises to do more for economic growth and poverty alleviation than anything attempted by Western colonialism or international aid programs. Robert Rotberg and his Chinese, African, and other colleagues discuss this important trend and specify its likely implications. Among the specific topics tackled here are China's interest in African oil; military and security relations; the influx and goals of Chinese aid to sub-Saharan Africa; human rights issues; and China's overall strategy in the region. China's insatiable demand for energy and raw materials responds to sub-Saharan Africa's relatively abundant supplies of unprocessed metals, diamonds, and gold, while offering a growing market for Africa's agriculture and light manufactures. As this book illustrates, this evolving symbiosis could be the making of Africa, the poorest and most troubled continent, while it further powers China's expansive economic machine. Contributors include Deborah Brautigam (American University), Harry Broadman (World Bank), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa), Martyn J. Davies (Stellenbosch University), Joshua Eisenman (UCLA), Chin-Hao Huang (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), Paul Hubbard (Australian Department of the Treasury),Wenran Jiang (University of Alberta), Darren Kew (University of Massachusetts– Boston), Henry Lee (Harvard University), Li Anshan (Peking University), Ndubisi Obiorah (Centre for Law and Social Action, Nigeria), Stephanie Rupp (National University of Singapore), Dan Shalmon (Georgetown University), David Shinn (GeorgeWashington University), Chandra Lekha Sriram (University of East London), and Yusuf Atang Tanko (University of Massachusetts–Boston)

China into Africa
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01

Africa has long attracted China. We can date their first certain involvement from the fourteenth century, but East African city-states may have been trading with southern China even earlier. In the mid-twentieth century, Maoist China funded and educated sub-Saharan African anticolonial liberation movements and leaders, and the PRC then assisted

China in Africa
  • Author : Suisheng Zhao
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02

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  • Author : David N. Abdulai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03

China leads the world when it comes to investment and influence on the African continent. The extent of Chinese investment in Africa is well known and much has been written about China’s foray into Africa. However, most of the available material has approached this issue by looking at China

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  • Author : Howard W. French
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014

Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.

Chinese Engagement in Africa
  • Author : Larry Hanauer,Lyle J. Morris
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-03-12

Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for

The New Presence of China in Africa
  • Author : Meine Pieter van Dijk
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2009

"This book describes China's growing range of activities in Africa, especially in the sub-Saharan region. The three most important instruments China has at its disposal in Africa are development aid, investments and trade policy. The Chinese government, which believes the Western development aid model has failed, is looking for new

China and Africa
  • Author : David H. Shinn,Joshua Eisenman
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10

The People's Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and loudly proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with an influx of Chinese

China and Africa Development Relations
  • Author : Christopher M. Dent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13

China is among a number of large developing country or new powers on the ascendance in the international system, all of which are deepening their economic relations with Africa However, China is the largest and most powerful of this group. it has sought closer economic relationships with other developing country

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  • Author : Chris Alden,Abiodun Alao,Zhang Chun,Laura Barber
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-24

This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations

China   s New Role in African Politics
  • Author : Christof Hartmann,Nele Noesselt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-21

China's rise to global power status in recent decades has been accompanied by deepening economic relationships with Africa, with the New Silk Road's extension to Sub-Saharan Africa as the latest step, leading to much academic debate about the influence of Chinese business in the continent. However, China's engagement with African

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  • Author : Arthur Waldron
  • Publisher : Jamestown Fndtn
  • Release Date : 2008

Beginning in earnest at the turn of the twenty-first century, China embarked on a robust multilevel engagement strategy with a number of African states on three simultaneous fronts--economic, political, and military. The push was predicated by Beijing's need to secure energy and natural resources to fuel its booming economy and

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  • Author : Yanzhuo Xu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06

China’s increasing involvement in Africa is a controversial and hotly debated issue. On the one hand, China has brought significant economic and political opportunities to the continent with large amounts of investment and infrastructure. On the other hand, however, China’s interests in Africa - including international strategy for

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  • Author : Kathryn Batchelor,Xiaoling Zhang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26

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  • Author : Herman Wasserman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-31

This book discusses the growing media engagement between China and Africa from the point of view of both these regions. The rapid increase in Sino-African contact has led to many controversies and debates in the media, often represented in simplistic terms and stereotypes that call for more in-depth scholarly analysis.

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  • Author : Jing Men,Benjamin Barton
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011

This book intelligently weaves together China and the EU's policy in Africa and the impact of this interaction on Africa's future. A much needed insight into how the interaction between the three holds the key to solving one of the world's most challenging issues.