Beyond the Rhetoric: Noninterference in China’s African Policy

Beyond the Rhetoric: Noninterference in China’s African Policy © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156921010X516003 African and Asian Studies 9 (2010) 356-383 brill.nl/aas A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Beyond the Rhetoric: Noninterference in China’s African Policy Steve Hess* Department of Political Science, Miami University 111 North Elm St., Oxford, OH 45056, USA Email: hessse@muohio.edu Richard Aidoo** Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University P. O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, USA Email: raidoo@coastal.edu Abstract The following paper examines the historical origins and development of China’s advocacy of the principle of noninterference in its African foreign policy and suggests that in spite of its consis- tent rhetorical support for noninterference over the last fifty years, the relevance of the principle in shaping Beijing’s foreign policy decisions has varied as its pragmatic interests have shifted. China’s post-Maoist leadership, in the drive to win the African resources and markets needed to bolster its growing, export-driven economy, has utilized the practice of noninterference to win a foothold on the continent. As its level of investment in Africa and dependency on African energy resources and markets have expanded, however, Beijing has found http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African and Asian Studies Brill

Beyond the Rhetoric: Noninterference in China’s African Policy

African and Asian Studies, Volume 9 (3): 356 – Jan 1, 2010

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156921010X516003 African and Asian Studies 9 (2010) 356-383 brill.nl/aas A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Beyond the Rhetoric: Noninterference in China’s African Policy Steve Hess* Department of Political Science, Miami University 111 North Elm St., Oxford, OH 45056, USA Email: hessse@muohio.edu Richard Aidoo** Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University P. O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528, USA Email: raidoo@coastal.edu Abstract The following paper examines the historical origins and development of China’s advocacy of the principle of noninterference in its African foreign policy and suggests that in spite of its consis- tent rhetorical support for noninterference over the last fifty years, the relevance of the principle in shaping Beijing’s foreign policy decisions has varied as its pragmatic interests have shifted. China’s post-Maoist leadership, in the drive to win the African resources and markets needed to bolster its growing, export-driven economy, has utilized the practice of noninterference to win a foothold on the continent. As its level of investment in Africa and dependency on African energy resources and markets have expanded, however, Beijing has found

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Keywords: Africa; noninterference; China; foreign policy; nonintervention

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