The Perception of China in Africa
Millenium Project South Africa Node cites a paper that examines "not only African attitudes towards China’s African presence, but the very considerations informing these views. [The authors] estimate the effects of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, Sino-African trade, and African notions of democracy and human rights on African attitudes regarding ‘China-in-Africa.’
Sources:Millennium Project South Africa Node March 2010, pages 8
The Impact of Chinese Presence in Africa, 2008
China’s interdependence with developing countries
China's new found buying power is helping fuel growth in developing countries in Latin America and South Africa.
From Millennium Project South Africa Node:
"Dr Martyn Davies, Head of the China Africa Network at Gordon Institute of Business Science) GIBS… states that China's demand for energy and commodities is underpinning and fueling growth in Sub-Saharan Africa... He calls it a ‘new coupling of growth’ where China's or Africa's growth is dependent on Chinese demand and its supply chains."
From Internacional Nacional Foro:
Sources:Millennium Project South Africa Node, March 2010, page 2
Internacional Nacional Foro, February 2010, page 5:
Guinea Bissau and Latin American Drug Trade
Guinea Bissau; a small country in western Africa, south of Senegal, with a large coast line, and a mere 1.5 million people, has become very well connected with Latin America through global drug trade. The Centre for Democracy and Development is describing the situation as "ethno-drug gang wars in the narco-state of Guinea Bissua."
Sources:Center for Democracy and Development, Nov. 2010 pg. 8: