New Presence of China in Africa
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
China’s economic and political presence in Africa has expanded drastically over the past decade, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Convinced that Western attempts at providing aid to Africa have failed, Chinese officials have sought new forms of aid and invested billions to push further development in Africa. But some in the United States and around the word fear that China’s interest in sub-Saharan Africa could threaten previous efforts to protect human rights and to promote democracy in the region. The New Presence of China in Africa takes on this controversial issue, offering an overview of the Chinese model and evaluating whether it might serve as an example for future Western endeavors.
“This is one of the best books on Chinese-African relations from an economic-managerial perspective. It provides a great insight on Chinese FDI, foreign aid and trade with Africa and therefore a must for policy-makers, researchers and students dealing with the influence of China in Africa.”
“A timely book that demystifies China’s contemporary rise in Africa through a series of well documented overviews and in-depth case studies which provide new material for its understanding. This book does not just echo the latest cliché on Africa economies—i.e. its supposedly unprecedented capture by a new global player—but instead carefully analyzes the dynamic and effects of China’s aid, investment and trade policy in Africa.”