Chinese Provinces as Foreign Policy Actors in Africa

Image: Flickr, GovernmentZA
Image: Flickr, GovernmentZA

China's engagement in Africa is becoming increasingly multilayered, as provinces are stepping up efforts to expand their presence in Africa.

This paper provides a general picture of how Chinese provinces feature in the overall Chinese foreign policy system. Specifically, this paper identifies Chinese provinces’ role in Africa as traders, project builders, investors, aid providers and intergovernmental actors. It also discusses how African countries and China itself should cope with China’s new multilayered engagement in Africa.

SAIIA sincerely thanks those who acted as peer reviewers for these papers.

3 Feb 2009