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'Safari Tour' and Zhou's Dream of Mao's land in Africa

'Safari Tour' and Zhou's Dream of Mao's land in Africa

Kim, Young-Chan (2017) 'Safari Tour' and Zhou's Dream of Mao's land in Africa. China and Africa. Asian Business Series . Palgrave, UK, pp. 23-54. ISBN 978-3-319-47029-0

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Hence, the purpose of this article is to consider China’s African policy within Zhongnanhai’s internal investigation during Mao Zedong’s regime, with a focus on Mao’s misconception of Zhou’s pragmatic policy implementation and Zhou’s unchangeable loyalty to Mao. Furthermore, Mao’s counter offensive towards Zhou during the Geneva and Bandung Conference, illustrated his worries re Zhou’s power challenge. In addition, Zhou’s surging appearance on the international stage and brewing conflict during the Sino-Soviet foreign relation was further analysed in line with the radical political movement (Ultra Leftist) in China, alongside the Great Leap Forward Movement. Did Mao regard Zhou as a potential threat to his rule? Was Mao therefore attempting to remove him as he did with Liu Shaoqi - thus was Zhou attempting to illustrate his loyalty to Mao by trying to implement Maoism in Africa? Ultimately, what does Zhou’s dream tell us about Xi’s ‘New Silk Road’ project, and the intricacies behind it?

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, Africa, New Normal, Regional Strategic Plan
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 12:49

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