China’s Foreign Policy in the New Scramble for Africa

A new Farafina Discussion Paper


The first scramble for Africa by the West culminated in partitioning of the continent in 1884. The whole continent, except Ethiopia became an extension of the North. The aim of the scramble was to control the continent of its resources. The end of colonial rule brought the second scramble for the control of Africa. In the new scramble, the East and the West compete for the control of the continent. This paper investigates China's diplomatic mission on Africa.

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Two policy positions are under the spotlight of this paper: Foreign Policy and National Policy on Economic Development. The paper concludes that China has established a stable foreign policy and economic policy for its continued dominance in Africa ahead of the North.

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