ISBN 9780798305228
Pages 372
Dimensions 244 x 170mm
Published 2018
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

edited by Funeka Yazini April, Garth Shelton, Chris Alden

As the Chinese economy continues to grow, increased commercial engagement with Africa will offer the continent new and rewarding prospects for trade, investment and economic development. The challenge is for Africa to grasp these opportunities and take full advantage of China's friendship and willingness to co-operate. The Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) provides a mechanism for all-inclusive diplomatic consultation to advance China Africa co-operation and to effectively manage expanding economic inter-dependence. FOCAC is a political arena for developing Sino-African co-operation and problem solving. FOCAC also provides an important framework for developing a common development agenda. Given new global trends towards antiglobalisation, FOCAC's importance is expected to increase in the years ahead. This book seeks to strengthen the China-Africa relationship and offer new suggestions for both policy makers and scholars seeking to understand and advance FOCAC for mutual benefit. FOCAC holds the key to Africa's development and long-term prosperity. The new policy initiatives and proposals outlined in this study make a very valuable contribution to strengthening FOCAC and advancing Africa's economic development.

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About the Editors

Funeka Yazini April

Dr Funeka Yazini April works at the Human Science Research Council as a research specialist with expertise in industrialisation between China and South Africa, and China and Africa.

Garth Shelton

Professor Garth Shelton is an Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Chris Alden

Professor Chris Alden teaches International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a research associate with the Global Powers and Africa Programme, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).

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