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dc.contributor.advisor Shai, K.B. Rapanyane, Makhura Benjamin 2023-10-17T13:39:46Z 2023-10-17T13:39:46Z 2023
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D. (International Politics)) -- University of Limpopo, 2023 en_US
dc.description.abstract The foreign policy of China which is also globally known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has in the recent past become a substantial subject of both policy and academic debates. This is mostly due to the attention that China has given to the African continent. The attention expanded through the formation of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in the early 2000s. It is incontestable that FOCAC has been driving China-Africa political and economic relations, ultimately becaming the second biggest economy globally after the United States of America (USA). Contextually, this study has employed a comparative case study design to critique China’s foreign policy towards the African continent. This case study design has utilised both Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as test cases to critique the post-2010 foreign policy of China towards the African continent. This was done through critical analysis of China’s Africa policy, and therefore, unearthing China’s global engagement (herewith referred to as foreign policy) with reference to both Angola and the DRC. To this end, the current study provides historical sensibility by locating China’s global engagement with Africa, specifically the context of Angola and the DRC as far back as the colonial period. The exceptional acknowledgement of historicity in the current study extensively drew from the idea that the past customarily informs a vibrant premise for the understanding of the present and the future. In the current study, the researcher has championed the adoption and use of the Afrocentric theory as a replacement of the mainstream theories in interpreting the general foreign policy of China towards the African continent. The adoption and the use of this theoretical lens in the study has been informed by its capacity to accentuate and underline China’s international relations with both Angola and the DRC. A scholarly understanding of China’s foreign policy on Angola and the DRC can be achieved when such analysis and interpretations are accurately located within the African continental context. Equally significant are the study’s objectives which are attained through the use of interviews and document review. This is a type of qualitative research approach that appreciates the use of interviews and document review to generate relevant primary and secondary information in the quest to answer the study’s main question. In consideration of the study’s comparative case study design, the foundational highlights from the study are that: China premises its international relations with African countries (Angola and the DRC) on several factors that include access to oil, copper, diamonds, cobalt, and other important mineral resources-for-infrastructural-loans. In addition, both Angola and the DRC’s slight stable economic and political environments have continued to play an important role in their continued engagement with China. This is the case, although there are various Chinese Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) with operations in both Angola and DRC that are still incompetent in the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Overall, the CSR concept should precede all the operations of Chinese companies in Angola and the DRC economic stakeholders. en_US
dc.format.extent xix, 233 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Afrocentricity en_US
dc.subject Angola en_US
dc.subject Democratic Republic of Congo en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Corporate social responsibility en_US
dc.subject Belt and road initiative en_US
dc.subject Forum on China-Africa cooperation en_US
dc.subject Infrastructural-loans-for-minerals en_US
dc.subject Oil en_US
dc.subject Copper en_US
dc.subject Cobalt en_US
dc.subject Credit lines policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Commercial policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social responsibility of business en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign trade promotion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Afrocentrism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International relations -- History en_US
dc.title An afrocentric critique of China’s Foreign Policy towards Africa : case studies of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010-2020 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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