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China's new foreign policy towards Africa.
The Chinese in Africa : capitalists, comrades and carpet-baggers.
Africa turns East.
Between hope and fear : Western reactions to China.
Consolidating China-Africa relations. Nowhere in the world is China?s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China?s economic and political reach is redefining Africa?s traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates the emerging relationship between China and Africa to determine whether this engagement will be that of a development partner, economic competitor or new hegemon. Alden argues that in order to understand Chinese involvement on the continent, we need.