This article discusses the efforts of a Chinese subnational government, Guangxi Province’s Shanglin County, to support local residents as they participated in galamsey, a local reference for unregistered artisanal gold mining in Ghana. This resulted in a diplomatic crisis that complicated Sino–Ghanaian relations and threatened Beijing’s efforts to access Ghana’s energy resources.
Charting the Impact of Subnational Actors in China’s Foreign Relations: The 2013 Galamsey Crisis in Ghana
Steve Hess is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair of the International Political Economy and Diplomacy Program at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Public and International Affairs, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Email: <email@example.com>.
Richard Aidoo is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Advisor for Global Studies at the Department of Politics and Geography at Coastal Carolina University, West Conway, South Carolina, USA. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Steve Hess, Richard Aidoo; Charting the Impact of Subnational Actors in China’s Foreign Relations: The 2013 Galamsey Crisis in Ghana. Asian Survey 1 April 2016; 56 (2): 301–324. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.2.301
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