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Accession Number ADA589900
Title China's Economic Statecraft in Africa: Implications for the U.S. Rebalance.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author D. W. Winton
Abstract China's trade with, foreign direct investment in, and development assistance to African countries have increased substantially over the last decade. This paper reviews the scope and context of China's economic statecraft in Africa to assess its intent and impact. China's engagement with Africa is a deliberate policy choice to secure its economic and political objectives. However, it also is consistent with the actions of rational actors in a free market. China's policies may undermine or discourage U.S. efforts to create better governance and improved standards of living in Africa, but these effects are incidental and not a deliberate Chinese goal. The United States should focus on its vital interests in Africa and adopt an accommodating posture towards China, facilitating its peaceful rise. As part of its overall strategic rebalancing, the United States should intensify efforts to increase China's participation in international economic institutions to maintain a global international economic system that facilitates U.S. economic strength.
Keywords Africa
China-africa relations
Chinese influence
Crude oil
Economic development
Economic engagement
Economic instrument of power
Economic statecraft
Foreign aid
Foreign direct investment
Foreign policy
International relations
International trade
Official development assistance
United states foreign policy
United states government
United states rebalancing

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
48 - Natural Resources & Earth Sciences
Corporate Author Army War Coll. Strategic Studies Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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