China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Seifudein Adem
Routledge, May 23, 2016 - Political Science - 278 pages
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In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are, on the one hand, the Sino-pessimists who see China as a giant vacuum-cleaner, sucking up Africa’s resources in order to fuel its own rapid industrialization, and destroying Africa’s development potential in the process. On the other hand, the Sino-optimists see China as the ultimate savior of Africa, capable of or willing to 'develop' the continent. Between the two divergent schools of thought are those sitting on the fence for the time being, the Sino-pragmatists, who are less sanguine for sure about what Africa would gain from China-Africa relations, but are nevertheless willing to reserve judgment until the dust settles. This book is innovative in two ways: it introduces a regional approach to the study of China-Africa relations by focusing on Eastern and Southern Africa; and it puts forward a disciplinary framework- disciplinary in both senses of that term- for interrogating the burgeoning literature about China-Africa relations by conceptualizing the three schools of thought mentioned above.
 

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Contents

Race and Revolution in SinoAfrican Relations
1
2 Trends in SinoZambian Relations
27
Strategic Context and Implications
41
Implications for the East African Community EAC
63
5 Perspectives on SinoTanzanian Relations
87
Themes and Issues
107
7 A New AllWeather Friend? Chinas Evolving Relations with South Sudan
127
8 The Logic of Chinas Diplomacy in Ethiopia
147
9 Impact of the Growing Chinese Foreign Trade on the Economy of Madagascar
167
10 ChinaZambia Relations
189
11 Chinas Foreign Policy toward Africa from the Bandung Conference to the TwentyFirst Century 19552011
215
A Conclusion
233
Index
249
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