China in Africa: Partner, Competitor or Hegemon?

China in Africa: Partner, Competitor or Hegemon?

by Chris Alden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1842778641

ISBN-13: 9781842778647

Pub. Date: 09/15/2007

Publisher: Zed Books

Nowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, laborers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging

Overview

Nowhere in the world is China's rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, laborers and cheap consumer goods, China's economic and political reach is redefining Africa's traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemony. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need to recognize the range of economic, diplomatic and security rationales behind Beijing's Africa policy as well as the response of African elites to China's entreaties. Only then can the new challenges and opportunities for Africa and the West be accurately assessed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842778647
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Series:
African Arguments Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. China's New Foreign Policy Towards Africa
2. The Chinese in Africa: Capitalist, Comrades and Carpetbaggers
3. Africa Turns East
4. The Chinese Challenge: African Hopes and Western Interests
5. Consolidating China Africa Relations

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