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Chinese engagement in Africa : drivers, reactions, and implications for U.S. policy / Larry Hanauer, Lyle J. Morris.

Author/Creator:
Hanauer, Larry, author.
Publication:
Santa Monica, California ; Washington, District of Columbia : RAND Corporation, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (171 p.)
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Subjects:
China -- Relations -- Africa.
Africa -- Relations -- China.
China -- Foreign public opinion, African.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for influence, access, and resources in Africa and how they might cooperate in the region.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One: Introduction; Scope of This Research; Organization of This Report; Chapter Two: Intertwined Interests of China and Africa; What China Wants from Africa; Natural Resources and Chinese Exports; International Legitimacy; Security; What Africa Wants from China; Political Stature; Investment; Trade; Human Development; Security Assistance; Chapter Three: How China-Africa Relations Have Developed; A Brief History; Political Engagement
Text Box: Chinese Government Agencies Involved in China's Africa PolicyEconomic Engagement; Trade; Chinese Investment; Chinese Infrastructure Financing; Chinese Development Aid and Loans; Special Economic Zones and the China-Africa Development Fund; Security Engagement; Arms Sales; Military Ties; UN Peacekeeping Operations; Chapter Four: The Impact of Chinese Engagement on African Countries; Political and Military Impact; Economic Impact; Corruption; Wasted Public Resources; Summary; Chapter Five: African Reactions to Chinese Engagement; Official Responses; Political Issues; Economic Issues
African Popular Perceptions of Chinese EngagementAfricans Hold Generally Positive Views of China; Africans' Views Are Primarily Influenced by Chinese Economic/Commercial Activities; China Invests Little in Social Infrastructure; African Opinion of China Is Negatively Influenced by Perception That China Enables Waste, Inefficiency, and Corruption; Negative Perceptions of China Have Led to Social Unrest; Clashes with Local Chinese Populations; Chapter Six: China Modifies Its Approach; "Soft Power": Media, Culture, and People-to-People Exchanges; Media; Culture and People-to-People Exchanges
Health AidSustainability; Security and Diplomacy; Threats to Chinese Nationals; Summary; Chapter Seven: Implications for U.S. Interests; Implications of China's Expanding Influence in Africa for U.S. National Security Interests; The Political Arena; The Security Sphere; Economic Development; Business and Commercial Investment; Competition and Suspicion; African Perceptions of U.S. Versus Chinese Engagement; U.S. and Chinese Public Diplomacy Activities; Opportunities for U.S.-Chinese Collaboration in Africa; Collaboration on Economic Development Initiatives
Collaboration on Promoting Regional IntegrationCollaboration on Shared Security Challenges; Recommendations for Promoting Better Chinese Behavior in Africa; Recommendations for Further Study; Bibliography
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 22, 2014).
Contributor:
Morris, Lyle J., author.
ISBN:
0-8330-8412-7
0-8330-8414-3
OCLC:
877148797