China Safari : On the Trail of Beijing's Expansion in Africa

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 8/24/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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The dramatic--and largely unknown--story of the rise of China's economic empire in Africa and how it will transform geopolitics

Author Biography

Serge Michel has written for Foreign Policy, The Independent, and the Sunday Times. He is West Africa Correspondent for Le Monde.

Michel Beuret is the founder of Bondy Blog (one of France’s top three most influential blogs). He is the Foreign Editor of Switzerland’s L’Hebdo.

Paolo Woods' photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, LeMonde, and other publications. He has received various prizes, including a World Press Photo.

Table of Contents

Countries Visited for China Safarip. vi
Prologuep. 1
Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the African Continent: China-Africa Summit, Beijing, November 2006p. 11
How the Chinese Found Their Wild West and Called It Nigeriap. 29
In the Heart of the Congo Forestp. 45
A Short History of China and Africa from 1421 to 2008p. 61
Trouble Governing? Outsource to China!p. 71
Uranium Mania in the Saharap. 95
An Invasion of Junkp. 113
For Sale: Weapons for Dictators (Made in China)p. 131
Gaining Ground in Sudanp. 145
Oil Above Allp. 167
The New ˘Great Game÷p. 183
The Chinese Locomotive Begins to Lose Steamp. 209
A Friendship Between Peoples-of the Bittersweet Kindp. 233
Conclusionp. 249
China's ˘Great Leap÷ in Africap. 262
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Notesp. 269
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 295
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