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 ended in debates concerning the evolving nature of this dating, but the point of interest of study has mostly been restrained to the interactions among states. Little cognizance has been paid to the turning out to be discussion among chinese language and African civil society corporations. This selection of essays written through students and activists explores the interplay among African and chinese language nonstate actors and argues that the way forward for Africa-China family members rests on together with such voices if a strong and colourful engagement and a significant courting are to be sustained. those essays verify China's actions in Africa via styles of funding, criminal cooperation, results at the surroundings, alternate, reduction and exertions 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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After the Second World War, the communists under Mao Zedo n g established a co mmand, planned and controlled eco nomy whi ch en sured China's sovereignty and laid the fo undations on w hich, after 1978, Mao's successor, Den g Xiaoping, and the o ther leaders who follo w ed in his foo tste ps built a m arke t-oriented form of economic development. By 2000 o utput h ad quadrupled and fo r much of the po pulation living standards have continued to improve dram atically. Africa's economic heritage A s fo r Africa, its glorio us p ast - which h as w itnessed the birth of su ch great empires as that of Kush, Gh an a, M ali, Son gh ai and the Zulu kingdo m - was blighted by centuries of slave trading and co lonialism .

In the la te 1950s, the Departme nt of History a t Na nkai Uni vers ity published several articles o n natio nal ind ependence movem en ts in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and A lgeria in Ushi Jiaxue (Teaching History). The Department of History at South China Normal U ni verSity published articles on Congo a nd Ca meroon in ZhongxlIe Ushi JiaoxlIe (Teaching Histo,'Y in Middle School) . 4. They were from the followi ng countries: Guinea, Jord a n, South Africa, Senegal, North Rhodesia, Uga nda and Kenya (Mao Zed ong 1994, p.

Striking the balance Perh aps the greatest ch allen ge facing China ri ght now is strikin g the b alan ce between dom estic challen ges and an aggressive overseas exp ansion. But striking a balance also h as to take into con sideration how Beijin g resp onds to the new Obam a administrati on. The interdep end en cy between the economies of the US and China will be important in stabilising the glob al fin an cial architecture and, not least, global security. A key point w ill be wh ether the new US presid ent w ill enforce 31 CHINESE AND AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON CHINA IN AFRICA his campaign pledges of making sure that the US econom y is safeguarded against cheap Chinese imports and trade loopholes.

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