Jonathan Holslag On world order and disorder

China’s New Mercantilism in Central Africa, African and Asian Studies, 2006, vol. 5 (2)

This article elucidates the goals and dynamics of China’s foreign trade policy since the 1990s and assesses the impact the Central African Region. It states that China is pursuing a pragmatic mercantilist policy that combines a wide array of diplomatic and economic devices. China gains ground slowly but surely but it does not lift the Central African states to a more favourable position in the global division of labour