China s Trade and Investment in Africa

The core argument of this book is that China poses both challenges and creates opportunities for Africa, and that the transformative potentials of China-Africa engagements can be compared to Africa’s experiences with European colonialism.

China   s Trade and Investment in Africa

The core argument of this book is that China poses both challenges and creates opportunities for Africa, and that the transformative potentials of China-Africa engagements can be compared to Africa’s experiences with European colonialism. However, it would be patently misleading to claim any equivalence between African experiences of European colonialism with Africa’s engagements with China. Although, China does not replicate the exact colonial model, its actions have all elements of dependent relations, thus underpinning neo-colonialism with Chinese characteristics. Analysing China’s growing economic relations with Africa, this book posits that, Africa’s underdevelopment situation with China does not indicate a significant point of departure from the colonial model of development because China’s actions in Africa, although not exactly colonial, have all possibilities of Neocolonialist model with Chinese characteristics. As such the author argues that China’s increasing trade, FDI inflow and influence on the economic growth and development in Africa will result in a long-term negative impact in development outcomes and capacity building, governance practice, democratic transition and human rights for future self-reliance and sustainable development.

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China’s Trade and Investment in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Alpha Furbell Lisimba
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-21 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The core argument of this book is that China poses both challenges and creates opportunities for Africa, and that the transformative potentials of China-Africa engagements can be compared to Africa’s experiences with European colonialism. However, it would be patently misleading to claim any equivalence between African experiences of European colonialism
The Impact of China's Trade and Investment on the Economic Development in Resources-rich Developing Countries (RRDCs) and Non-resources-rich Developing Countries (Non-RRDCs) in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Alpha Lisimba
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Abstract The emergence of the People's Republic of China (hereafter, China) as a significant economic powerhouse in the last decade has restarted intense and ongoing discussions about China's foreign policy objectives. Sino-African relations, especially, have gained considerable prominence in the last two decades, as it has been a broadly discussed
The New Presence of China in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Meine Pieter van Dijk
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

"This book describes China's growing range of activities in Africa, especially in the sub-Saharan region. The three most important instruments China has at its disposal in Africa are development aid, investments and trade policy. The Chinese government, which believes the Western development aid model has failed, is looking for new
What China Actually Wants from Africa: an Analysis of the Major Factors Affecting Foreign Direct Investment from China to Sub-saharan Africa
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Maureen Sibongile Mabasa
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Economic relations between China and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have grown phenomenally in recent years. Among the developing countries, China has become a leading source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in SSA and Chinese investment has diversified geographically to reach 44 countries in SSA. Different narratives have been provided to articulate
Strengthening China's and India's Trade and Investment Ties to the Middle East and North Africa
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Maureen Sibongile Mabasa
Categories: Africa, North
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: World Bank Publications

China and India's spectacular economic rise over the last two decades has accelerated their trade and investment flows with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), particularly with the oil-producing countries. And while these flows are still small, China and India's presence in the region is on the rise. This