Taming the Dragon: Outlining an African Response to Growing Chinese Engagement

  • S Hess
  • R Aidoo
  • A Saine

Abstract

Steering scholarship away from a dichotomously aligned debate between
apologists and critics of Chinese engagement in Africa, this article redirects
attention to the policy-oriented question of ‘what practical steps can Africans take to seize the opportunities Chinese emergence presents?’ The authors recommend that regional organisations coordinate intraregional trade, economic and industrial policies to forge a path towards sustainable region-wide development and implement a code of conduct based on the 1977 Sullivan Principles; aimed at removing the structural impediments
average Africans are faced with.
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eISSN: 1995-641X
print ISSN: 0256-2804