dc.contributor.authorAlves, Ana Cristina
dc.identifier.citationAlves Ana Cristina. (2014). China's Economic Statecraft in Africa: continuity and change. Harvard Asia Quarterly, 16(1), 4-12.en_US
dc.description.abstractInfrastructure-for-resources loans have rapidly emerged as a key feature in China-Africa relations after the turn of the century. Evidence suggests that these loans have been used by China as a tool to open the gates for Chinese construction and resources companies and also pursue mineral resources security goals in Africa. This kind of loans constitutes at present the most popular and evident Chinese positive economic statecraft instrument in Africa. This paper explores how China has used infrastructurefor-resources loans as a positive economic statecraft tool in Africa, and how the lessons learnt over the past decade, the increased wariness of risks it faces, and rising criticism on the continent has led to meaningful shifts in recent years. The article also examines how successful this instrument has been in achieving the above mentioned goals.en_US
dc.format.extent11 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHarvard Asia Quarterlyen_US
dc.rights© 2014 The Author(s) (Harvard Asia Quarterly). This paper was published in Harvard Asia Quarterly and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The Author(s) (Harvard Asia Quarterly). The published version is available at: [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~asiaquarterly/]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_US
dc.subjectHumanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.titleChina's Economic Statecraft in Africa: continuity and changeen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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