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Recolonization of states of Africa as a strategy for overcoming of economic problems of China

А.А. Обухов, А.В. Верхотуров
80,00 Р

UDC 172+321


A.A. Obukhov is Cand. Sci. (Economics), Senior researcher e-mail:; and A.V. Verkhoturov is Cand. Sci. (Philosophy), Senior researcher e-mail: Both at Laboratory for Analysis of Integration Processes in Contemporary Eurasia, Novosibirsk State University


Examined is significant development trend of the modern world geopolitical system of its substantial transformation, caused to a large extent by strengthening of China and Russia. The authors believe that based on the principles of political neorealism, we can talk about the “third wave” of colonization of Africa that is being formed at present, and based on fundamentally different approaches compared to previous world experience. The basis of this strategy, applied by the PRC, is the desire to maintain the role of the “world manufactory” due to the low cost of labor, while increasing the standard of living of its people by implementing various social and infrastructure projects.

Key words: neocolonialism, political realism, Africa, China, “One belt — one road”, integration projects, production.



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