Welcome to China in Africa
The emergence of China as a global economic superpower over the past few decades has sparked intense academic and popular debate about the long-term implications of its continued growth. The expansion of China into African countries in pursuit of natural resources has incited particular controversy – does it spell increased cooperation between developing countries for mutual benefit or are Chinese practices largely exploitative, signalling a new phase of neo-colonialism? This free course, built around the findings of a DFID-ESRC funded project led by The Open University, considers the impact of the rise of China on Africa’s development through the lens of oil production.
Please note that this course is currently in beta testing phase.