A Chinese perspective on South Africa as an emerging power : global, regional and bilateral implications
CCS discussion papers should contribute to the academic debate on China’s global rise and the consequences thereof for African development. We do therefore explicitly invite scholars from Africa, China, or elsewhere, to use this format for advanced papers that are ready for an initial publication, not least to obtain input from other colleagues in the field. Discussion papers should thus be seen as work in progress, exposed to (and ideally stimulating) policy-relevant discussion based on academic standards. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author.
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The active international profile of South Africa has attacted China’s increasing interests to cooperate with it at both regional and global levels as well as bilateral level. Globally, both countries share responsibilities to maintain international peace and security, deal with climate change, promote Africa’s development, and reform major international institutions. Regionally, both are major players which have big influence on Africa’s peace and development. The bilateral relationship between China and South Africa will have more and more strategic influence given its increasingly regional and global implications.