Merhaba Misafir

China, oil, and Africa: A new perspective


This commentary provides insights into the evolving trajectories of China-Africa relations by drawing on a case study of the place of a strategic natural resource, oil, in the evolving relations. It unpacks the nature of China’s engagements with Africa’s oil-producing states and challenges the views of those who claim that emerging China-Africa relations are based on a “new colonial” scramble for Africa’s resources, particularly oil. The commentary advances an alternate view based on Africa’s agency in shaping its relations with China and posits that African petrostates and elites are in a position to determine if the outcome of oil engagements with China will connect to a project of national and continental development, or not.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Insight Turkey
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.25253/99.2019211.02
  • Cilt : 21
  • ISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 11-23
  • IO Kayıt No : 86860
  • Yayıncı : SETA Vakfı