Developmental Peace: Understanding China’s Africa Policy in Peace and Security

  • Wang XuejunEmail author


China’s policy toward African peace and security has significantly changed in conjunction with sectoral expansion, identity change, actor diversification, and multilateral engagement occurs in Africa. The author uses a domestic development perspective to understand and analyze China’s Africa policy in peace and security. China’s “development first” policy determines its approach to peace and security as “developmental peace,” which is different from the liberal peace idea based on Western countries’ experience. Influenced by this concept, China’s policy toward Africa in peace and security assumes some distinctive features, which can be termed the “sovereignty plus development” model.


Chinese foreign policy Peacekeeping Liberal peace Peacebuilding Developmental peace African security Policy entrepreneurs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of African StudiesZhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina

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