China may be sincere in its belief that its engagement in Africa is not neo-colonial or imperial in nature but author Howard French argues that may be what ultimately happens if Beijing continues on its current path. In his provocative new book, China’s Second Continent, French travels across the continent to survey Chinese and African opinions about the PRC’s expansive embrace of Africa. What he discovers offers both hope and concern for the future of the Chinese in Africa.
- “‘China’s Second Continent’ by Howard W. French,” Nick Romeo, The Boston Globe, June 3, 2014
- “The Settlers,” Alexis Okeowo, The New York Times, July 10, 2014
An exciting, hugely revealing account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa—a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and…
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