China's new role in Africa /

by Taylor, Ian Published by : Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder) Physical details: x, 227 p. ill. 24 cm ISBN:9781588267368 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781588266361 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1588267369 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1588266362 (pbk. : alk. paper). Year: 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-213) and index

"Although China denies that it harbors ambitions to become a superpower, its leadership has made clear its intention that the country be 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, for example, of China's successes in securing access to the continent's oil? How will cheap Chinese imports affect Africa's manufacturing base? What has been the impact of China's arms sales to Africa?"--P. 227

China's Africa policy in context -- Oil diplomacy -- The impact of cheap Chinese goods -- The issue of human rights -- The arms trade -- Peacekeeping -- What does it all mean?

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