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China’s Non-Interference Policy and Growing African Concerns

The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and the principles of “Do No Harm”

ChinaTwo weeks ago, I read an interesting article on African Arguments by Alula A. Iyasu, the Managing Director of Bridge International, Corp.,  an investment and trade advisory group with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Iyasu provides a great insight into China’s non-interference policy and its economic relations with Africa:

Non-interference policy has been serving China well since 1954.  The policy derives from the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence: mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.

The policy was designed to reach out to non-communist countries in Asia as well as reflect solidarity with newly independent post-colonial states in Africa, with an emphasis on territorial sovereignty defined in the most rigid and traditional Westphalian terms.  Although non-interference applies to military interventions and regime change, the principle has been China’s modus-operandi in its investment and economic interactions with Africa and the rest of the world.

Full article here.






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