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    • Chinese-led SEZs in Africa are they a driving force of China's soft power 

      Yejoo, Kim (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2013-02)
      This Discussion Paper focuses on Chinese Special Economic Zones as a possible expansion of soft power in Africa. The Chinese government has aspirations to promote development on the African continent, and works according ...

    • Chinese-led special economic zones in Africa : problems on the road to success 

      Yejoo, Kim (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2013-03)
      The success of Chinese-led SEZs in Africa is important to both the Chinese government and the host governments. Even though these zones are operating under market conditions, the role of both sides in creating effective ...

    • Climate change in China : risks and responses 

      Esterhuyse, Harrie (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2012-11)
      Extreme weather events are forecast to become more frequent, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as the global climate continues to alter. Even with uncertainty in this future, countries are able ...

    • Climate change risk and response : droughts as extreme weather events in China 

      Esterhuyse, Harrie (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2012-10)
      Climate change is leading to an increase in extreme weather events globally. Different communities and different ecosystems are impacted in various ways by these events. It is important to understand what the different ...

    • Competing for development : the European Union and China in Ethiopia 

      Hackenesch, Christine (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2011-11)
      In European development policy circles, China’s Africa policy has spurred a lively debate about the motives, instruments and effects thereof. The paper assesses the ‘competitive pressure’ that China’s growing presence in ...

    • Development in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region : spatial transformation and the construction of difference in Western China 

      Anthony, Ross (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2012-03)
      The third CCS Discussion Paper for 2012 offers an ethnographic description and analysis of a recent development project in one of the central Uyghur neighbourhoods in the regional capital of Urumqi. In the past two decades, ...

    • Does China plan and evaluate foreign aid projects like traditional donors 

      Cabria, Nicola (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2013-12)
      This Discussion Paper focuses on a relatively less analysed question regarding the Chinese foreign aid system. Firstly I examine the basic features of the planning and evaluation system of the Development Assistance Committee ...

    • Embracing the dragon : African policy responses for engaging China and enhancing regional integration 

      Munyi, Elijah Nyaga (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2011-09)
      Notwithstanding extensive analysis on the pros and cons of Chinese-African involvement, there has not been much in development of a collective African policy framework for economic engagement with China. This paper seeks ...

    • Evaluating China's FOCAC commitments to Africa and mapping the way ahead 

      Hon, Tracy; Jansson, Johanna; Shelton, Garth; Liu, Haifang; Burke, Christopher; Kiala, Carine (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2010-01)
      This report investigates emerging trends, opportunities and challenges in China‟s engagement with five African countries through FOCAC, namely Angola, the DRC, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The report also outlines ...

    • FOCAC : addressing joint environmental challenges? 

      Burgess, Meryl; Esterhuyse, Harrie (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2012-05)
      Cooperation on environmental challenges has been an instrumental part of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) since its inception in 2000. With increasing levels of economic interactions and political ...

    • FOCAC : trade, investments and aid in China-Africa relations 

      Cisse, Daouda (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2012-05)
      Under the label of South-South cooperation in the era of economic globalization, China has shown great interest in Africa. In 2000, to formalise bilateral engagement, minimise the discourses sur-rounding China’s relations ...

    • The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) - Political rationale and functioning 

      Grimm, Sven (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2012-05)
      The 5th Forum for China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in Beijing in July 2012. The Forum, established for the first time in October 2000 in Beijing, constitutes a platform for African and Chi-nese policymakers ...

    • “Going global” in growth markets — Chinese investments in telecommunications in Africa 

      Cisse, Daouda (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2012-04)
      China is broadening its investment base in Africa. Investments are shifting from extractive and heavy industries to also include the continent’s service sectors; such as telecommunications. The boom achieved in Africa’s ...

    • Increased Chinese engagement in South Africa’s economy – strategies, opportunities and future implications 

      Kim, Yejoo; Jones, Indiana; Chen, Shen; Jiang, Jialing; van den Berg, Margot (2015-03)
      China and South Africa’s relationship has deepened in recent years. Extensive political structures, such as South Africa’s Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreement with China, provide opportunities for bettering ...

    • Live, talk, faces : an analysis of CCTVs adaption to the African media market 

      Wekesa, Bob; Zhang, Yanqiu (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2014-05)
      This paper is part of the ongoing China Africa Reporting Project based at University of the Witwatersrand University’s department of journalism which is committed to understanding China-Africa relations from a media ...

    • The management of Chinese foreign direct investment 

      Van Der Lugt, Sanne (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2011-03)
      China is becoming an important source country for foreign direct investment (FDI) for many African countries, catching up fast with the historical main FDI source countries to Africa, such as the United States, the United ...

    • Navigating The Gulf : China’s balancing strategy 

      Mandira, Bagwandeen (2014-12)
      Due to China’s growing energy needs that stem from its unrelenting economic development, Beijing stresses the importance of maintaining a continuous supply of energy - particularly oil - to maintain its impressive economic ...

    • Paving the road ahead – China-Africa co-operation in the infrastructure sector 

      Tukic, Nusa; Kim, Yejoo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-11)
      China has launched a number of initiatives regarding infrastructural development globally, with a specific focus on scaling up infrastructure throughout the African continent. The BRICS New Development Bank and Chinese ...

    • Political risk factors : what Chinese companies need to assess when investing in Africa 

      Du Toit, Gerda (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2013-09)
      Security and profitability objectives are becoming more relevant for Chinese firms as they expand their business operations on the African continent, where the political environment often exposes the firms to high political ...

    • Preparing for FOCAC VI: China-South Africa co-operation in conservation and renewable energy 

      Burgess, Meryl; Esterhuyse, Harrie (2015-08)
      As China’s development puts increasing pressure on the environment, various measures have been implemented both domestically and, increasingly, abroad in an attempt to limit the impact. China’s environmental engagement ...