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China's African Revolution
China's African Revolution
By Alan Hutchison
Westview Press, 1976, 313 pp

Though written before the Portuguese coup, this description of China's African involvement since Bandung assesses Chinese interests there in terms that do not seem at all dated today: Chinese revolutionary aspirations for Africa have diminished; aid to the liberation movements is (and always has been, Hutchison asserts) relatively small; trade is an important aim; aid is deftly proffered. Extensive documentation and charts make this a useful reference.