South African relations with China and Taiwan Economic realism and the “One-China” doctrine
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Grimm, Sven, Kim, Yejoo & Anthony, Ross, 2014. South African relations with China and Taiwan Economic realism and the “One-China” doctrine, February 2014
Since 2009, China is South Africa’s largest bilateral trade partner with political relations between Beijing and Pretoria deepening in recent years. The Chinese government position claims it is a ‘win-win’ situation, but is South Africa maximizing its benefits in the relationship? The research report situated the current relationship within the broader context of South Africa’s foreign and economic policies toward China (the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong) as well as identifying challenges and opportunities marking the engagement. The launch of the report in Cape Town (21 February) invited debate and reflection on the current and future state of South Africa-China relations.