China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise / Edition 1

China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise / Edition 1

by Ian Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415397405

ISBN-13: 9780415397407

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With China’s rise to the status of world power, trade and political links between Africa and China have been escalating at an astonishing rate. Sino-African relations are set to become an increasingly significant feature of world politics as China’s hunger for energy resources grows and many African countries seek a partner that, unlike the West, does

Overview

With China’s rise to the status of world power, trade and political links between Africa and China have been escalating at an astonishing rate. Sino-African relations are set to become an increasingly significant feature of world politics as China’s hunger for energy resources grows and many African countries seek a partner that, unlike the West, does not worry about democracy and transparency, or impose political conditions on economic relations.

Ian Taylor, one of the foremost authorities on the international relations and political economy of Africa, provides a comprehensive assessment of relations between China and Africa. He discusses the historical evolution of Sino-African relations in the period since the 1949 revolution, with particular emphasis on the period since the end of the Cultural Revolution. Considering in detail China’s relations with Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Malawi, Taylor demonstrates how China has used the rhetoric of anti-hegemonies to secure and promote its position in the Third World.

Taylor gives an engaging account of the hitherto under-researched topic of relations between China and Africa, a phenomenon of growing importance in contemporary international politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415397407
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Routledge Contemporary China Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
China's foreign policy in context     1
Historical introduction to China in Africa     16
Chinese foreign policy in Southern Africa in the post-Cultural Revolution era     35
PRC relations with Angola     75
China's relations with Mozambique     93
Relations between China and Zimbabwe     106
PRC relations with South Africa     127
Chinese relations with Namibia     153
China's relations with Zambia     164
China's policies towards Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Malawi     181
Conclusion and the future     197
Bibliography     207
Index     231

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