South African foreign policy and China : converging visions, competing interests, contested identities

Show simple item record Alden, Chris (Christopher) Wu, Yu-Shan 2016-10-13T09:11:09Z 2016-04
dc.description.abstract South Africa’s burgeoning relationship with China exposes the increasing complexities of its post-apartheid international relations. On one hand bilateral relations have deepened since 1998, due to the increasing complementarities with South Africa’s foreign policy priorities that emphasise developmental pragmatism and a Southward orientation within the broader African context. On the other hand this relationship emphasises the deeper schisms within South African society itself, where divergent and multi-layered perspectives on South Africa’s postapartheid identity and relationship with China, the country’s largest trading partner, remains unresolved. This article maps out the nature of China–South Africa relations through a thematic approach. This allows for nuanced consideration of South Africa’s contemporary foreign policy, one that remains compressed between a combination of external and domestic factors. en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-04-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chris Alden & Yu-Shan Wu (2016) South African foreign policy and China: converging visions, competing interests, contested identities, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 54:2, 203-231, DOI: 10.1080/14662043.2016.1151170. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1466-2043 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9094 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/14662043.2016.1151170
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 203-231, 2016. doi : 10.1080/14662043.2016.1151170. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject China en_ZA
dc.subject Foreign policy analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) en_ZA
dc.subject South African foreign policy en_ZA
dc.subject Visions en_ZA
dc.subject Competing interests en_ZA
dc.subject Identities en_ZA
dc.title South African foreign policy and China : converging visions, competing interests, contested identities en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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