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    DescriptionAlthough China denies that it harbors ambitions to become a superpower, its leadership has made clear its intention that the country be a major player in the global arena. Against this backdrop, Ian Taylor explores the nature and implications of China's burgeoning role in Africa. Taylor argues that Beijing is using Africa not only as a source of needed raw materials and potential new markets, but also to bolster its own position on the international stage. After tracing the history of Sino-African relations, he addresses key current issues: What will be the long-term consequences, for example, of China's successes in securing access to the continent's oil? How will cheap Chinese imports affect Africa's manufacturing base? What has been the impact of China's arms sales to Africa? Based on extensive field research in both China and across Africa, "China's New Role in Africa" is a major contribution to illuminating a little-known, but increasingly important, relationship. It explores the nature and implications of China's burgeoning role in Africa.

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    China's New Role in Africa 2009
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 227
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781588267368
    ISBN 10: 1588267369

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC, 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000, SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, HIS037080
    LC classification: JZ
    B&T Approval Code: A43010000, A41203042
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC, 1H
    B&T Approval Code: A41203050
    DC22: 303.4825106
    Thema V1.0: JPS
    Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    28 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Ian Taylor is professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. His recent publications include Nepad: Toward Africa's Development or Another False Start?
    Review quote
    "A brilliant book, balanced and logically convincing. Taylor succeeds in debunking many misperceptions about the Sino-African relationship, and putting China's African policy in a much broader context." - Lanxin Xiang, Survival "While there are a great deal of data, Taylor presents his information clearly, and readers with little background on the topic will not find themselves at sea.... Highly recommended." - Choice"
    Table of contents
    China's Africa Policy in Context. Oil Diplomacy. The Impact of Cheap Chinese Goods. The Issue of Human Rights. The Arms Trade. Peacekeeping. What Does It All Mean?