Tanzania, A Model for Chinese Aid in Africa in the 1980's.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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China is providing economic assistance to Tanzania and other selected African nations. The financing and construction of the Tanzania-Zambia Tanzam railroad has benefited both countries. Tanzania has gained national independence and economic development. China has derived political benefits and international legitimacy. The author is primarily concerned, therefore, with the growing Communist Chinese influence in Africa and her emergence as a leader of the Third World powers. Data were gathered using a literature search of national and international periodicals, books, publications, and discussions with persons who have had personal experience in East Africa. The Chinese foreign policy for the 1980s will undoubtedly continue a gradual expansion of political and economic influence in Tanzania. Chinas objective is to create a strong detente, increase trade relations, and establish an Indian Ocean-East African military base. The United States foreign policy for the 1980s should emphasize positive relations with Tanzania and her East African neighbors. Priorities should include emphasis on economic aid and assistance - where beneficial to both countries, increased trade relations, and a more cooperative attitude with the Nyerere regime. Implementation of this proposed policy will diminish Tanzanias dependency on China and make it more difficult for China to attain her objectives. Author
- Government and Political Science