The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published in March 2015 a major report titled "Navigating Choppy Waters: China's Economic Decisionmaking at a Time of Transition" by Matthew P. Goodman and David A. Parker, both at CSIS.
This important study looks at China's efforts to reform its economy at a time of slower economic growth. It concludes with a qualified yes that China can negotiate these choppy waters. The report does not deal with the international implications of this transition. But as the world's largest trading nation, the report is relevant to all other regions of the world, including Africa where China is the major trading partner.