The Africa Research Institute, an independent, non-partisan think tank based in London, published in October 2012 a four page assessment of China-Africa relations.
The principal conclusions are:
--China's engagement in Africa is a product of globalization, not colonization.
--Chinese finance to Africa is multifaceted and aid is a modest proportion.
--The so-called "win-win" relationship is misleading.
--China's policy of political non-interference is ambiguous and evolving.
--There is a marked imbalance of power, but the onus is on African policymakers to take maximum advantage of Chinese engagement.
Click here to read the assessment.