China's rise on the international scene over the past few years has correlated with its exponential economic growth. The European Union (EU), the world's largest development aid provider, has been feeling the heat of Beijing's closer ties with Africa. As a result, the EU's overall policy-making towards Africa has suffered from a loss of credibility and this has been further exposed both by the success of China's investments in Africa, and by the favourable response that China's investment proposals have received from African leaders. Dividing the book into five parts, the editors and an outstanding line up of Chinese and European contributors guide the reader through the complexities of China's rising influence in Africa, but they also analyse if and how the EU should adapt to this. "

chapter |20 pages

China and the EU in Africa

Changing Concepts and Changing Policies

part I|57 pages

Part I

part II|45 pages

Part II

chapter 4|24 pages

Going Naval in Troubled Waters

The EU, China and the Fight against Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

chapter 5|20 pages

Tackling the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons

An Opportunity for EU-China Cooperation

part III|59 pages

Part III

chapter 7|20 pages

China, Sovereignty and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Africa

The Emergence of a ‘Third Paradigm’ of International Intervention?

chapter 8|18 pages

Limited Sovereignty

Chinese Peacekeeping Operations in Africa 1

part IV|39 pages

Part IV

chapter 10|16 pages

China’s Aid to Africa

A Challenge to the EU?

part V|47 pages

Part V

chapter 11|18 pages

The EU and China

Friends or Foes for Sustainable Regional Infrastructure Development and Resource Extraction in Africa?

chapter 12|24 pages

The EU, China and Africa

Working for Functional Cooperation?

chapter 101|4 pages


China and the EU in Africa: Partners or Competitors?