Slawecki, Leon M. S.
January 1963
Foreign Affairs;Jan1963, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p398
Academic Journal
This article examines the importance of the two Chinas, the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China, in penetrating Africa. Taiwan and Southern China enjoy a semi-tropical climate that permits the quick transfer of agricultural techniques to tropical Africa, and both have major rice crops which parallel the extensive rice potentialities of West Africa and Madagascar. In consonance with the goals of African Socialism as proclaimed all over the African continent, both the Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang can claim to help the Africans in working toward this ideal. Each can point to itself as a developing country whose example might be followed by the development-hungry African countries, and both share the distinction of being non-white, with no history of colonial involvement in Africa.


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