Briefing from ROAPE Volume 35 Number 115
China & India in Africa: Introduction

China and India in Africa: An Introduction
Vol.35 No.115 (March 2008), pp115-116
The debate on China and India's growing presence in Africa has become a popular topic within academic and policy-making circles. Globally, China and India's engagements in Africa are being interrogated in order to understand the implications for both the developed world and the global South. The fact that such dialogues are taking place is an indication of how the ‘Chindia’ debate is re-aligning academic thinking. Analysing the rise of the so-called ‘Asian Drivers’ has produced scholarship across a range of fields and has forced scholars to confront realities that defy traditional categorisation.