AEAA 2015

African East-Asian Affairs, Issue 03 and Issue 04 | December 2015


Issue 3 –

Policies, achievements and problems of full-time higher vocational education teacher development in China:1983-2013
by Wang Qi and Zhang Juxia

China-Africa humanistic education co-operation: a road toward cultural diversity
by Jian Junbo

China’s Engagement with Nigeria: Opportunity or Opportunist?
by Emeka Umejei

Issue 4 –

Tokunbo and Chinco economies in Nigeria: rethinking encounters and continuities in local economic transformations
by Kudus Adebayo

– Forum –

The power of language: globalising the “Chinese Dream”
by Anny Boc

China’s growing security relationship with Africa: for whose benefit?
by David H. Shinn

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The China Monitor | FOCAC VI – African initiatives toward a sustainable Chinese relationship

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Prior to the upcoming 6th Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC), to be held in South Africa in 2015, it is crucial that scholars and other stakeholders review previous FOCAC commitments so as to enhance and deepen understanding on the African side and maximise benefits in the upcoming engagement. FOCAC 2015 provides an opportunity to assess China’s presence on the continent and map out its future direction, but doing so vis-à-vis the maximising of African benefits and opportunities. The special edition of the China Monitor seeks to raise awareness and provide balanced perspectives towards FOCAC and China-Africa relations more generally through debate and information exchange. A host of international scholars, specialising in a number of fields, have been invited to contribute their reflections on various aspects feeding directly into the FOCAC policy process. It is the intention that collaborative work of this nature will help contribute toward coherent, credible policy options for African decision-makers, in the interests of a sustainable relationship between China and Africa.

In this special edition:

FOCAC: The evolving China-Africa security relationship
By David Shinn

Shaping China-Africa co-operation on Post-2015 Agenda
By Zhang Chun

FOCAC VI: The Chinese Dream meets African realities?
By Ian Taylor

Placing FOCAC in its South-South co-operation narrative
By Sven Grimm

FOCAC VI: African initiatives toward a sustainable Chinese relationship
By Liu Haifang

Policy meets practice: Chinese environmental protection in Africa in the wake of FOCAC VI
By May Tan-Mullins

Regimes of truth, localisation of Chinese Enterprises, and African agency
By Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong

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African East-Asian Affairs, Issue 01 and Issue 02 | June 2015


– Issue 1 –

The ‘Fong kong’ phenomenon in Botswana: a perspective on globalisation from below
by Yanyin ZI

From humanitarianism to trade promotion: the changing emphasis of Japanese development co-operation to Africa
by Shoko Yamada

AU-China peace and security co-operation: RECs, CSOs, and think tanks for the win
by Lina Benabdallah

– Issue 2 –

African soft power in China
by Adams Bodomo

The effectiveness of Confucius Institutes as a tool of China’s soft power in South Africa
by Maddalena Procopio

Enduring silk ties
by Mandira Bagwandeen

– Forum –

China’s Silk Road Economic Belt: African perspectives and implications
by Bob Wekesa

African agency in the Context of China-Africa relations
by Lucy Corkin

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