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Title:China in Africa: mercantilist predator, or partner in development?
Editor:Le Pere, GarthISNI
Year:2006
Pages:287
Language:English
City of publisher:Midrand
Publisher:Institute of Global Dialogue
ISBN:1919697969; 9781919697963
Geographic terms:Africa
Angola
Benin
Namibia
Sudan
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
China
Subjects:South-South relations
international economic relations
Abstract:China is a growing force in Africa. In this volume, thirteen essays examine various aspects of China in the continent. The introduction, China's growing role in Africa, is by Philip Alves and Peter Draper. The first part, China's geostrategic thrust, contains the essays: China's geostrategic thrust: patterns of engagement by Suisheng Zhao; and Chinese reforms from a comparative perspective by Athar Hussain, Nicholas Stern and Joseph Stiglitz. The title of Part Two is China's African thrust and it is composed of the papers: China and Africa: advancing South-South co-operation by Garth Shelton; and The 'Asian drivers' and sub-Saharan Africa by Rhys Jenkins and Chris Edwards. These two sections, which deal with general problems, are followed by Country Studies: The political economy of commercial relations: China's engagement in Angola by Emilio Moreso Grioń; China's growing presence in Namibia by Robin Sherbourne; The political economy of relations between Sudan and China by Ali Abdalla Ali; Harare's 'Look East' policy now focuses on China by Sven Schwersensky (Zimbabwe); China's trade and investment flows in Benin by Toussaint Houeninvo, and Tanzania-China relations in historical perspective by Mwesiga Baregu. The part which follows is Sector Studies and contains the following essays: Chinese oil interests in Africa by Douglas Yates; China's entry into Africa's construction sector: the case of Angola by Martyn Davies and Lucy Corkin; and The clothing and textile industries in sub-Saharan Africa: an overview with policy recommendations by Christi van der Westhuizen. The final section, China's Deployment of Diplomatic Instruments to Achieve Its Goals, contains just one essay: China's rise in South East Asia: implications for the United States by Elizabeth Economy. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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