Oscillation of Two Giants: Sino-Nigeria Relations and the Global South

Oscillation of Two Giants: Sino-Nigeria Relations and the Global South China is considered as a significant development partner in Nigeria; yet relations between the two countries have been marked by episodes of oscillations. This paper engages three interconnected questions: (i) What is the history of Sino-Nigeria relations? (ii) How has Nigeria’s political elites and ordinary Nigerians reacted to Chinese presence? (iii) To what extent is Sino-Nigeria relations beneficial to Nigeria? This paper while identifying and discussing the benefits and underbellies of Sino-Nigeria relations, draws attention to aspects of the relations less discussed in the literature. It concludes that beyond the more popular yet simplistic Janus-headed explication of Sino-Nigeria relations as positive or negative, significant focus is needed to understand the instabilities capable of impacting on the developmental potential of China in Nigeria. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Chinese Political Science Springer Journals

Oscillation of Two Giants: Sino-Nigeria Relations and the Global South

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Journal of Chinese Political Science/Association of Chinese Political Studies
Subject
Political Science and International Relations; Political Science
ISSN
1080-6954
eISSN
1874-6357
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11366-016-9453-8
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Abstract

China is considered as a significant development partner in Nigeria; yet relations between the two countries have been marked by episodes of oscillations. This paper engages three interconnected questions: (i) What is the history of Sino-Nigeria relations? (ii) How has Nigeria’s political elites and ordinary Nigerians reacted to Chinese presence? (iii) To what extent is Sino-Nigeria relations beneficial to Nigeria? This paper while identifying and discussing the benefits and underbellies of Sino-Nigeria relations, draws attention to aspects of the relations less discussed in the literature. It concludes that beyond the more popular yet simplistic Janus-headed explication of Sino-Nigeria relations as positive or negative, significant focus is needed to understand the instabilities capable of impacting on the developmental potential of China in Nigeria.

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Journal of Chinese Political ScienceSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 5, 2017

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