China in Africa: presence, perceptions and prospects

Title: China in Africa: presence, perceptions and prospects
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2014
Published In: Journal of Contemporary China
Description: © 2014 Taylor & Francis.This article reports and analyzes China's presence in Africa with an emphasis on how that has been perceived by the Africans. Based on the findings from surveys and field research conducted in eight sub-Saharan African countries and interviews with scholars and practitioners from other African countries as well as Chinese and Americans in Africa, we outline the diverse, complicated and evolving African perceptions about China's explosive presence in general and the booming Chinese business activities in particular that now range from love to suspicion. Our findings about how China is perceived in Africa suggest that Beijing has acquired substantial goodwill in Africa yet is developing deep issues and facing uncertain challenges and growing obstacles.
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Citation: Journal of Contemporary China. 23. Issue 90. 1012 - 1032. ISSN 1067-0564. DOI 10.1080/10670564.2014.898888.
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  • Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
  • School of International Affairs