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Article Number - 32E051147336


Vol.8(7), pp. 185 - 201 , October 2014
DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR2014.0687
ISSN: 1996-0832



Full Length Research Paper

Neo-colonialism or De-colonialism? China’s economic engagement in Africa and the implications for world order



Jian Junbo
  • Jian Junbo
  • Institution: Center for China-European Relations, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China
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Donata Frasheri
  • Donata Frasheri
  • School of Law, Fudan University, China.
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 Received: 13 March 2014  Accepted: 16 August 2014  Published: 31 October 2014

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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


In recent two decades, China's economic involvement in Africa was accused of colonialist actions by many Western observers. However, most of these accusations have no basis. In this article, after comprehensively exploring China’s trading and investing relations with Africa based on data and case studies, it argues that China’s engagement in Africa in recent decades has nothing to do with neocolonialism. On the contrary, China’s engagement not simply facilitates Africa’s independency from the West and also promotes a fledging new world order in Africa based on win-win and equal sovereignty. Due to the emergence of new order, the South-South cooperation is increasingly expectable.

Key words: China in Africa, De-colonialism, African independence, the West, New World Order.

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APA Junbo, J. & Frasheri, D. (2014). Neo-colonialism or De-colonialism? China’s economic engagement in Africa and the implications for world order. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 8(7), 185 - 201.
Chicago Jian Junbo and Donata Frasheri. "Neo-colonialism or De-colonialism? China’s economic engagement in Africa and the implications for world order." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 8, no. 7 (2014): 185 - 201.
MLA Jian Junbo and Donata Frasheri. "Neo-colonialism or De-colonialism? China’s economic engagement in Africa and the implications for world order." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 8.7 (2014): 185 - 201.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJPSIR2014.0687
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJPSIR/article-abstract/32E051147336

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