, Volume 87, Number 6

Mark Beeson, Mills Soko and Wang Yong

The material transformation of the Chinese economy is forcing a concomitant process of political adjustment - and not just in China. Other states are being forced to accommodate the 'rise of China'. In this context, this article first presents a comparative analysis of China's impact on two countries, Australia and South Africa, which have little in common other than a wealth of natural resources and a possible status as middle powers. Second, the authors consider how China's bilateral ties look from a Chinese perspective in these two very different relationships.

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