China's Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper provides an overview of China’s relations with Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In addition to outlining the general contours of China’s engagement in SSA, it gives particular attention to China’s relations with SSA in the two policy areas of development and security. Moreover, it examines how China’s leadership change in 2012 has affected the country’s policy in SSA. On the basis of the most recent trends in China’s development and security relations with SSA, the paper formulates a series of policy recommendations for the EU and the US on how to engage China in SSA.

Paper produced in the framework of the project “The EU, the US and the International Strategic Dimension of Sub-Saharan Africa: Peace, Security and Development in the Horn of Africa”, September 2016. Publ. also in: Bernardo Venturi and Nicoletta Pirozzi (eds.), The EU, the US and the International Strategic Dimension of Sub-Saharan Africa: Peace, Security and Development in the Horn of Africa, Brussels, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Rome, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), 2016, p. 41-75, ISBN 978-88-6812-734-3

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Roma, IAI, September 2016, 27 p.
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16|22
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
978-88-9368-002-8
Publication date: 
09/09/2016

1. Introduction: China’s renewed diplomatic interest in Africa
2. China’s role as a development actor in SSA
2.1 Instruments and geographical coverage
2.2 Sectoral priorities
2.3 Guiding principles
2.4 China’s South-South cooperation with Africa
3. China’s growing contribution to African peace and security
4. Conclusion: The broader context of China’s engagement in SSA
4.1 China’s domestic priorities
4.2 Implications for the EU and the US
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