Thursday, April 25, 2013

African Policy of China, India, Japan and South Korea

Takuo Iwata, University of Miyazaki, published in the December 2012 issue of African Study Monographs an interesting article titled "Comparative Study on 'Asian' Approaches to Africa: An Introductory Reflection."

The article looks at the "Asian" character of African policy through a comparative study of China, India, Japan and South Korea.  Iwata summarizes the history of relations with Africa by these four countries and then analyzes the principal features of their African policies.  Finally, the article compares the four countries' approaches to Africa to consider the Asian character of African policy and Asia-Africa relations for the coming decades.

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