An Opportunistic Ally

Shinn, David H.
June 2007
Harvard International Review;Summer2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The article discusses issues associated with the Chinese government's foreign policies in Africa. An overview of the comprehensive agenda under China's January 2006 African Policy statement is presented. It also looks at the criticisms against China's strategy in Africa, which plays down the importance of its quest for African natural resources to fuel its fast-growing economy. Questions that have emerged from China's attempt to serve as a development model for African countries are explored, as well. In addition, the article looks at the controversies that have emerged from China's strong economic, political and military support of Sudan and Zimbabwe and its investment in Zambia.


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