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

dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Sven
dc.identifier.citationGrimm, S. 2012. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) - Political rationale and functioning. CCS Policy Briefing - May 2012. Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies.en_ZA
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dc.description.abstractThe 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 to enhance China’s relations with African countries. The years since 2000 have seen growing political, economic and diplomatic interests in China-Africa relations, attracting global attention toward China’s engagement in Africa. This has led to increasing analysis, research and studies which seek to better understand Sino-African partnerships and cooperation. FOCAC has deep-ened China-Africa’s relations in various fields: politics, economics, investments, trade, south-south cooperation and aid; etc. For Chinese and African officials, FOCAC constitutes a multilateral platform to evaluate the achievements and discuss the perspectives of Sino-African relations. This paper ex-plores the political partnership element of FOCAC and looks into the workings of the institutions.en_ZA
dc.publisherCentre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectInternational Relationsen_ZA
dc.subjectChina in Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectEconomic Diplomacyen_ZA
dc.subjectPolitical Economyen_ZA
dc.titleThe Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) - Political rationale and functioningen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderCentre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA

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