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  1. Introduction
  2. The Mosaic of identities
    1. Punjabi
    2. The Sindhis
    3. Mohajirs
    4. Pathan and Baluchi minorities
    5. Kashmiris
  3. The political construction of national identity
    1. The notion of national identity
    2. Pakistani Muslim identity or identities ?
    3. Language:Unifying or divisive ?
    4. Foreign policy and national identity
  4. Conclusion

As part of this work, there will be an analysis on the anchor of China in Africa in terms of two interrelated spheres: the political-strategic and economic aspects. This requires an overview of the evolving relationship between the two sides to better understand current issues regarding the involvement of China in Africa. The presence of China in Africa is all-out today; a veritable tidal wave affecting all sectors in all areas. It is sufficient to observe the growth of the Chinese community in Africa (750,000), the direct air links, the huge investments, the high-level meetings between politicians and so on.

The Chinese interest in Africa is within the scope of its major goals, since Deng Xiaoping's diplomatic model set new directions for Chinese foreign policy from 1979. Buoyed by strong economic growth, the PRC seeks to ensure its modernization through greater openness towards other actors in the international system. According to this book, it is with this in mind that China intends, to develop its relations with the African continent.

Emphasizing the importance of this period is critical to understand the Chinese settlement in Africa. Indeed, the end of the bipolar East-West coincided with the peaceful rise of China as a power pole fixture in the reconfiguration of global geopolitics.

A new era as China opens under the banner of "harmonious development", open to all people of the world, particularly in the South, in the terminology of the Third World in the 1960s. Its dual status, China seems to be the largest developing country and as a great power in the community of large, including a permanent seat on the Security Council of the UN. The PRC is aware of this and intends to assume a leadership role and voice of the South. In this context, the sentence of Angel Ubid is further clarified: "The conquest of Africa is a project of foreign policy marked by the use of economic power instead of military power and offers political concessions to influence from outside. "

Even if nothing predisposes China to maintain privileged relations with the African continent, given the geographical distance and lack of common cultural determinants, the revaluation of China's African policy is part of a tradition founded by a triple legitimacy on which it jealously guards Beijing.

Tags: China; Africa; China's African policy; China's relations with the African continent; Chinese settlement in Africa; reconfiguration of global geopolitics;

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