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China's Expanding Role in Africa and Implications for the EU

Edited by Roland Vogt

in Europe and China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083879
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083879.003.0008
China's Expanding Role in Africa and Implications for the EU

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China's growing presence in Africa has been a cause for concern in European capitals. While China's expansion into Africa is driven by its demand for resources, diplomatic considerations, and a strategy to open up new export markets, European policy-makers are concerned about the modes of development and governance Beijing favours and the regimes it supports in Africa. Europe and China pursue diverging concepts of development cooperation. A diverse group of Chinese actors - ranging from government, state-owned enterprises, to development banks and private companies - have established themselves firmly in Africa and have successfully cultivated ties with numerous African governments. Europe is alarmed that is value-driven ('software') policies have been undermined by China's pragmatic and practical policies focusing on 'hardware' infrastructure, investment, and resource extraction.

Keywords: Africa; Aid; Development; Resources; Governance

Chapter.  6122 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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