Chinese and African Responses

  • Anna Katharina Stahl
Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)


Chapter 6 considers the policy responses by China and Africa to EU engagement. In order to explain how China and Africa have reacted to the EU’s proposal of a trilateral development dialogue, the chapter starts by providing an overview of Chinese foreign policy and the role of the African Union (AU). Chinese and African responses are examined from two different perspectives: that of rationalism and constructivism. While the rationalist viewpoint focuses on the institutions and interests shaping Chinese and African foreign policy, the constructivist evaluation draws attention to the norms and values characterising the political discourse in China and Africa.


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