China-US Focus also asked Ian Taylor, a professor of international relations at the University of St. Andrews' School of International Relations, to comment on Sino-African Relations and the United States. Taylor is one of the most respected and prolific writers on this topic.
He concluded that Washington does not seem overly concerned by China's rise in Africa; the United States' economic and political ties with Africa are robust and not threatened by Chinese interests. Rather than competing with the West, China must converge with American policy aims in Africa even if this is so far unacknowledged by Beijing.
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For my analysis of the same subject, see the posting below for 13 July.