China and Angola

China and Angola

A Marriage of Convenience?
Edited by Marcus Power, Ana Alves

Sep 15, 2012

A Marriage of Convenience?

China's cash-for-oil infrastructure deal in Angola has been the template for subsequent Chinese package deals in Africa. China's Eximbank provides loans totalling some $10.5bn repayable over 17 years with oil supplied by the Angolan state oil company Sonagol valued at spot prices.

- Stephen Marks, Chartist magazine

Much mythologising has taken place about China and Africa, but detailed work on individual relationships is rare and, where it exists, of poor standard. This book overcomes those faults with superb contributors and illuminating insight.
- Stephen Chan, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

A timely and exciting collection of articles that offers valuable insights into Beijing's strategic engagement with its one of its biggest oil partners in Africa. A must read for China–Africa observers interested in the next stage of the debate in the discourse.
- Sanusha Naidu, Senior Researcher, South African Foreign Policy Initiative, Open Society Foundation for South Africa

Well done! We need more case studies like this. More and more Chinese and African scholars should be involved in the writing and evaluation of China–Africa cooperation.
- Li Anshan, Director of the Institute of Afro-Asian Studies, Peking University

This collection of essays provides an insightful portrait of Chinese–Angolan relations and shows that, contrary to assumption of Chinese domination, Angolan elites are very much in the driver's seat. Required reading for anyone interested in China–Africa relations.
- Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

This is the first book that specifically addresses the bilateral relationship between Angola and China. The importance of the themes and the fieldwork research make it a very useful reading.
- Manuel Ennes Ferreira, professor, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestaõ, Technical University of Lisbon