Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

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Since the establishment of the Forum on ChinaAfrica Cooperation (FOCAC), China and Africa have had substantial dialogues about furthering various aspects of human resource development and cooperation between the two sides. The Chinese government has firmly kept its promises to provide the human resource assistance to African countries within the stipulated time. This book assesses specific measures raised under FOCAC which include training and exchange, human resource development, medical cooperation and knowledge production. It further examines the impact of the FOCAC initiatives on human resources capacity. From an African continental side, options are being provided to develop human resource capital on the continent. The significance of China's so- power is determined as to whether the educational initiatives are done to impose superpower practices or implemented as a method of not only alleviating poverty but also promoting better understanding of the two regions. Various questions are raised as to what is the impact of China's so- power blueprint through its education, academic exchanges, training and skills development and medical cooperation on the African continent's future? Furthermore, what does it mean for China to promote human resource capacity and development through cultural or public diplomacy? And what does it mean for Africa to engage in the human resource development initiatives in a joint fashion? The book eventually demonstrates how the educational measures not only promote sustainable development particularly in Africa, but also illustrate a different angle as to how FOCAC is strengthening relations between the two regions through soft power. - See more at: http://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/forum-on-china-africa-cooperation#sthash.BzlMlvCq.dpuf

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Forum on China-Africa Cooperation The Politics of Human Resource Development
Li Anshan and Funeka Yazini April (eds)
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation The Politics of Human Resource Development
First published in 2013 by the Africa Institute of South Africa PO Box 630 Pretoria 0001 South Africa
ISBN: 978-0-7983-0367-5
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CONTENTS
About the Editors................................................................................ i
About the Contributors .....................................................................iii
Chapter One: Soft power dynamics of human resource development cooperation and exchanges .............................................................. 1 InTroducTion...................................................................................................................1 OuTLine of Te monograp...........................................................................................4 ConcLusion .....................................................................................................................7 References.......................................................................................................................8
Chapter Two: The implications of human resources development through Sino-Africa relations ......................................................... 10 InTroducTion.................................................................................................................10 ConcepTuaL maTTers: uman resource deveLopmenT in Africa ............................. 11 Africa’s uman resource deveLopmenTaL caLLenges..............................................13 Cina-Africa cooperaTion in Te eaLT and agricuLTure secTors ........................17 HeaLT dipLomacy under FOCAC.............................................................................19 AU agricuLTure deveLopmenT caLLenges and FOCAC ..........................................21 ConcLusion ...................................................................................................................24 References.....................................................................................................................25
Chapter Three: Dissecting soft power and Sino-Africa relations in education and exchanges cooperation ............................................ 28 InTroducTion.................................................................................................................28 FOCAC as a sot power imperaTive .......................................................................... 31 An assessmenT of educaTionaL cooperaTion under FOCAC ..................................33 ConcLusion ...................................................................................................................39 References.....................................................................................................................40
Chapter Four: Sino-Africa dynamics of joint knowledge production: prospects and challenges ................................................................ 43 InTroducTion.................................................................................................................43 Background..................................................................................................................46 he inluence of Te brain drain on knowLedge producTion ................................50 Harnessing poLiTicaL wiLL for increased knowLedge producTion...........................53 Donor dependence and poLicy Transfer ...................................................................58 ConcLusion ...................................................................................................................59 References.....................................................................................................................61
Chapter Five: Chinese medical cooperation in Africa from the pre-FOCAC era to the present ................................................................ 64 InTroducTion.................................................................................................................64 he Cinese medicaL Team aT work ..........................................................................65 Cina’s anTi-maLaria campaign in Africa................................................................66 Serving Africans Te Cinese way ...........................................................................70
Improving Te LocaL medicaL sysTem ........................................................................71 Raising LocaL medicaL sTandards ...............................................................................73 ConcLusion ...................................................................................................................75 References.....................................................................................................................76
Chapter Six: Assessing the complexities of Sino-African media exchange and cooperation ............................................................... 81 InTroducTion.................................................................................................................81 Sino-Africa excange and cooperaTion To daTe .....................................................84 he compLexiTies of esTabLising muTuaL undersTanding beTween Africa and Cina Troug media cooperaTion...........................................................................86 Branding of Sino-Africa reLaTions ............................................................................90 ConcLusion ...................................................................................................................93 References.....................................................................................................................94
Chapter Seven: The way forward for FOCAC and human resource development 2012–2015 .................................................................. 97 References...................................................................................................................103