A China-Africa scholar weighs the evidence on the effect China has on Africa’s industrialisation
Conventional wisdom has it that the Chinese economic juggernaut is sweeping across the African continent, devastating already weak manufacturing sectors. Yet in many countries, sta...
By Dan Large, Research Director, Africa-Asia Institute, School of Oriental and Africa Studies; Professor Chris Alden, London School of Economics; and Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, St Peter’s College, Oxford. The three have jointly edited a volume of essays entitled ‘China Returns to Africa’ (Christopher Hurst & Co, London, August 2008).
Accelerating China-Africa trade and diplomatic relations are the dominant topic in the Africa-Asia nexus – even if India and Japan have taken the spotlight with grand African summi...
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Those African regimes seeking to emulate the Chinese model should remember that real development starts at home, argues Senegalese writer Adama Gaye
Sports and politics rhymed perfectly as the organisation of
the Beijing Olympics confirmed China's global rise. And
the impressive harvest of medals won by China's athletes lends...