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    DescriptionChina has now taken Great Britain's place as Africa's third largest business partner. Where others only see chaos, the Chinese see opportunities. With no colonial past and no political preconditions, China is bringing investment and needed infrastructure to a continent that has been largely ignored by Western companies or nations. Traveling from Beijing to Khartoum, Algiers to Brazzaville, the authors tell the story of China's economic ventures in Africa. What they find is tantamount to a geopolitical earthquake: The possibility that China will help Africa direct its own fate and finally bring light to the so-called "dark continent," making it a force to be reckoned with internationally.

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    China Safari
    On the Trail of Beijing's Expansion in Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Serge Michel, By (author) Michel Beuret, Photographs by Paolo Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9781568586144
    ISBN 10: 1568586140

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC, 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JFFS
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069020, POL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A49220000
    BISAC V2.8: POL033000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC, 1H
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 337.5106
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HF1611.Z4 C6513 2010
    Thema V1.0: JPS, GTQ
    Edition statement
    First Trade Paper Edition
    Illustrations note
    Avalon Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Nation Books
    Publication date
    24 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Serge Michele is West Africa correspondent for the French newspaper Le Monde. Michel Beuret is Foreign Editor of the prominent Swiss magazine l'Hebdo. Paolo Woods is an award-winning photojournalist. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Stern, Le Monde, Geo, and many other international publications. www.PaoloWoods.net
    Review quote
    USA Today "Through a witty narrative that at times becomes a first-person travelogue, the authors entertain while educating, revealing in the process the absurdities that come with reporting on the ground in Africa...[A]n admirable contribution to a story with broad geopolitical implications." Library Journal "A significant book that insightfully examines China's role in Africa, China Safari reveals not only the complexities of Chinese immigration to Africa, but also the political rivalries that result from it...Recommended for all interested readers." New York Times "China Safari is a fascinating, provocative work of firsthand reporting that illuminates an important global economic story." Washington Times "China Safari tackles an important and largely underreported topic with an engaging and lively verve...Mr. Michel and Mr. Beuret make an important contribution, without passing judgment, toward our understanding of China's intentions in Africa."