What is it about?

This paper examines whether the claims regarding the nature of the Sino-African relations can be qualified or categorized as a neocolonialism approach. This paper additionally provides a theoretical analysis of China’s enthusiastic involvement and contribution to the international aid operations and its presence and contribution in Africa.

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We analyze that the Western perception and implication towards the Sino-African geopolitical cooperation and clarifies whether China is taking advantage of the weak African states in the name of South-South cooperation or playing the role of a contemporary proxy of the old colonial system and re-partitioning Africa.


Our perspective is that the criticism that China is invading the continent and practicing neo-colonialism is just a speculation or Sinophobia. In fact, the Chinese have no gene in their blood to invade Africa and it is crystal clear that unlike China, the Western world has had an influential history in the African continent. The relation between China and Africa simultaneously presents both challenges and opportunities for either of them.

Dr. Amsalu K. Addis
Hubei University

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This page is a summary of: Criticism of neo-colonialism: clarification of Sino-African cooperation and its implication to the west, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, September 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14765284.2018.1521593.
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