Dragon's Gift The Real Story of China in Africa

ISBN-10: 0199606293
ISBN-13: 9780199606290
Edition: 2011
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took placewith very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines newlight on a topic of great interest.China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

List of Figures
Prologue: The Changing Face of Chinese Engagement in Africa
China's Rise in Africa
China and Africa: Mutual Benefit?
Poverty and Prosperity
A Different Kind of "Aid"
China, Aid, and the West
What is Foreign Aid?
Why Do Countries Give Aid?
Issues and Themes
Approaches and Analysis
Missionaries and Maoists: How China's Aid moved from �Red" to "Expert"
Aid from the West
Red Sun Rising
From Mau Mau to Mao
"Dragon in the Bush"
Dazhai in Africa?
Tazara: The Tan-Zam Railway
Rethinking Aid
Feeling the Stones: Deng Xiaoping's Experiments with Aid
An "Ideal Trading Partner"
Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones
Aid and the Four Tigers
Zhao Ziyang Goes to Africa
Leather Swaps: Compensatory Trade in Africa
Being Responsible to the End
China, Melvin Lisk, and Okeky Agencies, Ltd.
Aid as a Springboard for Investment
Building Business
Tripartite Cooperation
"We Are the World"
Checkbook Diplomacy
Going Global: Foreign Aid in the Toolkit of a Rising China
Battle in Seattle
Deeper into Africa
Value for Money
Entering Europe's Backyard
Zhu Rongji and the Tan-Zam Railway Redux
"Koni... Koni... Koni"
Packaging Soft Power
Dragon Heads
Creative Destruction
China-Africa Development Fund
Tariff and Quota-Free Entry
Overseas Zones: Going Global in Groups
The First Two African Winners
Crossing the Ocean by Feeling the Stones
Eastern Promises: An Aid System with Chinese Characteristics
A Very Brief History
China's Aid Institutions
China Eximbank's Concessional Loans
The Development Bank That Doesn't Give Aid
Acupuncture at King Harmon Road
Learning from China
Humanitarian Aid: After Disaster
China's "Peace Corps"
Does China Give "Cash Aid"?
Dumping Debt
Orient Express: How Does Chinese Aid and Engagemeat Work?
Beijing versus Paris
An Oriental Big Power
China Eximbank, Huawei, and Sierratel
Learning from Japan's Request-Based System
The Eximbank Cycle
From Aid to Profit: CNEEC Consolidates Goma
China's Resource-Backed Infrastructure Loans
Aid Without Strings?
Tied Aid?
"Hordes of Experts"
Capacity Building
Apples and Lychees: How Much Aid Does China Give?
Estimating China's Africa Aid
One is Aid, the other is Not
Package Financing Mode
Big Mistakes
Is China Bigger than the World Bank?
Comparing Apples and Apples
Will Chinese Loans Create a New Debt Crisis?
Flying Geese, Crouching Tiger: China's Changing Role in African Industrialization
Challenges and Opportunities
Flying Geese as Industrial Catalysts
Marlboro Man
Friendship Textile Factory's Rocky Road
Cars, Calf, and Cows
Asian Tigers and African Factories
"Original and Taiwan"
Asian Tsunami: How a Tidal Wave Can also be a Catalyst
Leather Goes Global
Textiles: A Chinese Tsunami?
Drivers of Change?
Catalyzing Local Industry
Chinese Workers in African Factories
Exporting Green Revolution: From Aid to Agribusiness
Challenges and Opportunities
China's Traditional Aid
Doing Well by Doing Good?
Wang Yibin and South�South Cooperation
From Weeds to Seeds
The Father of Hybrid Rice
China's Agrotechnology Centers: Sustainability and Business
Foreign Farmers: Chinese Settlers in Rural Africa
Going Global in Agriculture
Food Security: China and Africa
Mega-Projects
In the North, There is Only Magbass
Not a Good Chew on the Bones
Liu Jianjun's "Baoding Villages"
Rogue Donor? Myths and Realities
"Chinese Aid; It's All about Oil/Minerals/Resources"
"China Enables Sudan to Get Away with Murder in Darfur"
"China Hurts Efforts to Strengthen Democracy and Human Rights in Africa"
"Chinese Support Kept Robert Mugabe in Power in Zimbabwe"
"China is Making Corruption Worse"
"Chinese Aid and Loans are Part of a System of 'Unfair' Subsidies"
"China Gains Business with Low Environmental and Social Standards"
Conclusion: Engaging China
Appendices
Endnotes
Index

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