African perspectives on China in Africa by Firoze Madatally Manji, Stephen Marks

By Firoze Madatally Manji, Stephen Marks

A lot present observation on China in Africa makes a speciality of the vested pursuits of the West whereas the voices of self sustaining African analysts and activists were misplaced. In a special choice of essays, the individuals to this e-book current African social, historic, and cross-continental views on chinese language involvement in Africa. members contain Ali Askouri, Horace Campbell, Michelle Chan-Fishel, Moreblessings Chidaushe, John Blessing Karumbidza, Daniel huge, Anabela Lemos, Firoze Manji, Stephen Marks, Ndubisi Obiorah, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Daniel Ribeiro, and John Rocha.

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11 The range of activities that these companies are engaged in varies from trade, processing, manufacture, communication, transportation, roads and agriculture, to resources development. For example in Angola, the US$2bn deal has lead to the rebuilding of national roads, the building of a new airport in the outskirts of Luanda and other major infrastructure development projects. In addition, a US$69 million agreement was signed between Angola’s MundoStartel and China’s ZTE Corporation and the Angolan Council of Ministers approved broader ZTE operations.

11 China’s breath-taking, state-led development reinvigorates African critics of the Washington consensus and encourages those who advocate that Africa 40 WHO'S AFRAID OF CHINA IN AFRICA? look to East Asia for inspiration and political and economic models. The Daily Trust newspaper unfavourably compares Nigeria’s economic policy management, particularly the adoption of economic reforms recommended by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with China’s economic policy. It calls for Nigeria’s leadership to draw lessons from China’s experience with economic reform.

Org>. gov>. 3 Chietigj Bajpaee (2005) ‘Sino-US energy competition’, Power and Interest News Report, October. 4 Peter Brookes and Ji Hye Shin (2006) ‘Chinese influence in Africa: implications for the United States’, February. 5 Brookes and Ji (2006). 6 Brookes and Ji (2006). 7 Afrol News (2006) ‘China, Angola sign 9 cooperation agreements’, 7 March. 8 Princeton Lyman (2006) ‘China’s rising role in Africa’, July. 9 Terradaily (2006) ‘China given monopoly to work Gabon’s untapped iron ore resources’, 2 June.

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