The New Presence of China in Africa

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Meine Pieter van Dijk
Amsterdam University Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages

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.

 

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Meine Pieter van Dijk is professor of water services management at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft and part-time professor of economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

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