Recent Submissions

  • Situating Somali piracy in Japanese security policy 

    Attwell, Robert (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2016)
    This paper examines Tokyo’s engagement with Somali piracy and discusses what it reveals about Japan’s overall security posture. I argue that Japan’s response to Somali piracy highlights the continued salience of domestic ...
  • A Chinese company’s investment strategy in South Africa: the case of Hisense 

    Kim, Yejoo (Gesellschaft fur Erdkunde zu Berlin, 2016)
    Hisense, a Chinese home appliance manufacturer, entered South Africa’s TV market in 1996 and the company has since expanded its operations. Now Hisense is one of the major players in the TV market in South Africa. The ...
  • South Korea’s changing political environment and the impact on its Africa policy 

    Kim, Yejoo (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2016)
    While political and economic self-interest retains its primacy in South Korea’s foreign policy towards Africa, recent domestic constraints have negatively affected its Africa policy. This article sheds light on the subtle ...
  • China's economic hard landing impact on Africa : a scenario analysis 

    Igbinoba, Emmanuel; Hoaeb, Rodney (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2016)
    Shocks to aggregate commodity demand from China are having significant impact on global commodities and commodity prices. Fears persist that the economic slow-down in China might be steeper and more chaotic than anticipated ...