China's Second Continent
How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire in AfricaeBook - 2014
From the prize-winning investigative reporter: a trenchant, immersive account of the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa-a developing empire already shaping the future of the world's incipient superpower and its fastest growing continent. Former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, Howard W. French is uniquely positioned to tell the story of this seismic geopolitical development. Through meticulous on-the-ground reporting, French draws a nuanced portrait of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent. We meet a broad spectrum of China's dogged emigrant population, from those singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, commerce, and even geography (a timber entrepreneur determined to harvest the entirety of Liberia's old-growth redwoods) to those barely scraping by but still convinced of Africa's opportunities. French's acute observations offer illuminating insight into the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: Why China is making these cultural and economic incursions into the continent and how extensive they are; what Africa's role is in this equation; and what the ramifications for both parties and their people-and the watching world-will be in the foreseeable future.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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American diplomats had been slow to understand the scope of the change being driven by Chinese migration to Africa.
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