The China-Africa Connection: Implications for United States Foreign Policy
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Over the past 40 years the central theme and organizing principle of global political, military and economic existence has been the East-West conflict. Now with the ending of the Cold War and international economic restructuring, the primary global struggle may very well be transformed into a North-South Conflict. This thesis examines the role of the Peoples Republic of China in Third World affairs and the use of its self-proclaimed Third World Leader posture as a mechanism for achieving its own goal of becoming a full-fledged global power by the 21st century. In particular the thesis focuses on China-Africa relations. China views the prospect of a New World Order as a threat to the interests of the Third World. Consequently China has embarked upon a diplomatic offensive designed to strengthen political, economic and strategic relations with Africa as well as other Third World nations. With nation states and politico-economic alliances changing faster than many could imagine the PRC-Third World relations especially PRC-African relations deserve focus and attention. China, Africa.
- Government and Political Science