China's New Role in Africa

China's New Role in Africa

by Ian Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588267369

ISBN-13: 9781588267368

Pub. Date: 02/28/2010

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

"Although China denies that it harbors ambitions to become a superpower, it is on the verge of becoming a major player in the global arena. Against this backdrop, Ian Taylor explores the nature and implications of China's burgeoning role in Africa." "Taylor argues that Beijing is using Africa not only as a source of needed raw materials and potential new markets but…  See more details below

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"Although China denies that it harbors ambitions to become a superpower, it is on the verge of becoming a major player in the global arena. Against this backdrop, Ian Taylor explores the nature and implications of China's burgeoning role in Africa." "Taylor argues that Beijing is using Africa not only as a source of needed raw materials and potential new markets but also to bolster its own position on the international stage. After tracing the history of Sino-African relations, he addresses key current issues: What will be the long-term consequences of China's access to the continent's oil? How have cheap Chinese imports affected Africa's manufacturing base?" Based on extensive field research in both China and throughout Africa, China's New Role in Africa is a major and illuminating contribution to the literature on a little-known, but increasingly important, relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588267368
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

1 China's Africa Policy in Context 1

2 Oil Diplomacy 37

3 The Impact of Cheap Chinese Goods 63

4 The Issue of Human Rights 89

5 The Arms Trade 113

6 Peacekeeping 133

7 What Does It All Mean? 161

List of Acronyms 187

Bibliography 191

Index 215

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