CHINA'S AID TO AFRICA : THE CASE OF CAMEROON

Studenteropgave: Speciale (inkl. HD afgangsprojekt)

  • Eyong Eta Mbuagbaw
4. semester, Udvikling og Internationale Relationer, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
China surge in the global political economy and entrance as a major aid donor is one of the most challenging debates in the donor community. This has altered the balance of power in favor of African countries with different alternatives to the western model of aid. Chinese aid to Africa has received a mixed appraisal from friends and foes of this relationship and has thumped up world attention. Foes of this relationship argued Sino-African relation is exploitative in nature. Pointing to the fact that cheap Chinese manufactured goods are detrimental to the growth of African home industries. Similarly, Chinese Firm’s preference for Chinese labor has raised serious doubts on Chinese genuine intentions. However, friends of this relationship argued that China aid has offer a different alternative of western aid which has helped to spur economic growth and has enhanced African self-reliance.
Nonetheless, a lot of aid assistance has been provided to Africa by the aid donor community geared towards economic development to enable African countries to meet developmental goals. However, African is still facing lots of developmental challenges despite huge aid assistance which has led to the perception that aid assistance to Africa specifically Cameroon has not had the desired outcome. In the light of the above assumption, this research seeks to investigate the consequence of Chinese aid in Cameroon.
The analysis of this study was done in conjunction with appropriate theories relevant in investigating Chinese aid in Cameroon. Economic liberalism theory was selected to provide an insight of the beneficial nature of Sino-Cameroon trade, whereas, dependency theory was selected because it provides a critical aspect of the Sino-Cameroon trade relations. While, interdependence theory was selected since it portrays the dependent nature of the Sino-Cameroon relationship.
In conclusion, according to relevant data collected and investigations carry out on Chinese aid in Cameroon, this study concludes that Sino-Cameroon relations is “Win-Win” for both parties in this relationship.


SpecialiseringsretningChinese Area Studies
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2015
Antal sider72
ID: 213153899