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Petallides_ChinaAfrica

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Asian Arms Control Project Paper on Chinese arms sales
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ConstantineJPetallides
Govt-498:ContemporaryChineseMilitaryThought
TheMiddleKingdom’sLighterTouch:ChineseSoft-PowerinAfrica
 
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TableofContents
I.Introduction…………………………………..……………………..……………………..…………………….3II.AnOffertheyCan’tRefuse:TheHistoryofChineseAidinAfrica……..……..…………...5III.AHistoryofSino-AfricanMilitaryDevelopment…....…………………..……………………...9IV.ImplicationsofChineseInfluence.……………………..…………………….……………………..15Attachés,Arms,andAid….OhMy!……………..…………………….………………………...15InfluenceinAction……………..…………………….……………………………………………...19V.Conclusion–ImplicationsfortheUS…………….….…………………………………………...…22Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………25
 
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I.Introduction
Today,Chinafindsitselfinauniquelydifficult,yetopportuneposition.Asarisingeconomicandmilitarypoweratatimewhenthestatusquoisslowlyshiftingintheirfavor,Chinacanofferagreatdealofaidandassistance,botheconomicandmilitary,todevelopingcountries;thusbuyingfavorandextendingChineseinfluencefarbeyondtheconfinesofAsia.Ontheotherhand,traditionalpowersliketheUnitedStatesandEuropeanUnionalongwithregionalactorslikeIndiavieweachChinesemovewithsuspicionandhavebeenworkingtocombatChineseinfluenceandcompetewiththeirownaidpackages.NowhereisthistensionmoreapparentthanontheAfricancontinent.ChinahasalonghistoryofinvolvementwithAfrica,andChineseinvestmentonthecontinenthasbeensteadilygrowingoverthelastdecades.ModernpoliticalandeconomicrelationscommencedintheeraofMaoZedong.Sino-Africanrelationsareembeddedinthelonghistoryofinterchange.ThefoundingofthePeople'sRepublicofChinaandtheindependenceofAfricancountriesusheredinanewerainChina-Africarelations.Foroverhalfacentury,thetwosideshaveenjoyedclosepoliticaltiesandfrequentexchangeofhigh-levelvisitsandcontacts.
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Startinginthebeginningofthe21stcentury,thePeople'sRepublicofChinabuiltincreasinglystrongereconomictieswithAfricannations;andasofAugust2007,therearemorethan750,000ChinesenationalsworkingindifferentAfricancountries.
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China'sAfricanPolicy.MinistryofForeignAffairsofthePeople’sRepublicofChina.January2006<http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx/t230615.htm>
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French,HowardW.;Polgreen,Lydia(2007-08-18)."EntrepreneursFromChinaFlourishinAfrica".
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