Chris Alden

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  • Chris Alden is from China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing.

    China and Africa: The Relationship Matures

    The strum and drang that has accompanied China's arrival as a major economic and diplomatic actor in Africa has divided the continent into advocates, alarmists and analysts. 1 For the advocates, the integration of China into the African architecture is one to be promoted as an alternative to the tired policy pronouncements of an increasingly enervated West, not least because of the practical rationale that Beijing has the financial means and political will to invest in Africa's future.

    September 2012

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