Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa by Axel Harneit-Sievers, Stephen Marks, Sanusha Naidu

By Axel Harneit-Sievers, Stephen Marks, Sanusha Naidu

The deepening engagement of China in Africa because the finish of the chilly warfare has resulted in debates in regards to the evolving nature of this dating, but the focal point of research has mostly been restrained to the interactions among states. Little awareness has been paid to the transforming into discussion among chinese language and African civil society enterprises. This selection of essays written via students and activists explores the interplay among African and chinese language nonstate actors and argues that the way forward for Africa-China family rests on together with such voices if a powerful and colourful engagement and a significant courting are to be sustained. those essays examine China's actions in Africa via styles of funding, felony cooperation, results at the atmosphere, alternate, reduction and hard work hyperlinks, questions of peace, defense and balance, the African Union reaction, attainable regulatory interventions, and the longer term strengthening of an Africa-China discussion.

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It beca m e ava ilable to readers both at ho m e and abroad from A u gu s t 1982. West Asia and Africa has s ince served as the m ajor acad emic jo urn al for A fri can s tudi es in China. Bibliography A i Zho uchan g (ed) (1989) Selection of Materials on Sino-African Relations, Sha ng hai, East Norm a l U ni versity Press -(ed) (1999) African Black Civilisat ions, Beijing A i Zhouchang a nd M u Tao (1996) A History of Sino-African Relations, Sha ng hai, East Norm a l U ni versity Press Ai Zho uchang and Z heng Jia xing (1996) A History of Africa: Volume of Modem Time, Shan g hai, Eas t Norma l Univers ity Press A i Z ho uchang et al (2000) A Study on M odernisation in South Africa, Shang hai, Eas t No rma l Univers ity Press Centre for Africa n Studies, Pekin g U ni versity (ed) (2000) China and Africa, Beijing, Peking U ni vers ity -(ed) (2002) Africa: Change and Development, Beijing, Peking Univers ity C hen Gongyua n (1985) Friendly Contact between Africa and China in Ancient Times, Beijing, Commercial Press -(ed) (2000) 'Strategic report for th e d evelo pment 01 Sino-A fri ca n relatio ns in th e 21st cen tury', special collection of th e 20th anniversary of the C hinese Assoc iatio n of Afri can Studies, Chinese Association of African Studies Chen Hansheng (ed ) (1984) 'Compilation of data of Chinese labour abroad', Chinese LabOllr in Africa, vol.

And right now the financi al crisis is as much a nation al issue as it is a foreign p olicy consideration for Beijing. In view of this and as I have argued elsewhere, China's aspiration s domestically and globally 'mean that it needs to calibrate and augment its relations with Washington', which ' may sometimes be inconsistent with Africa's interests' (Naidu and Mbazim a 2008, p. 759). -vis the North, Beijing's own assessment of the global structure of power and its economic interdependence in this international configuration m ay not always be a comfortable fit for Africa.

But China is also aligned to work m ore closely with its Northern partners to protect its n ational interest. And right now the financi al crisis is as much a nation al issue as it is a foreign p olicy consideration for Beijing. In view of this and as I have argued elsewhere, China's aspiration s domestically and globally 'mean that it needs to calibrate and augment its relations with Washington', which ' may sometimes be inconsistent with Africa's interests' (Naidu and Mbazim a 2008, p. 759). -vis the North, Beijing's own assessment of the global structure of power and its economic interdependence in this international configuration m ay not always be a comfortable fit for Africa.

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