El dragón chino en Angola: la diplomacia cultural como una herramienta de construcción de identidad
Botero Sánchez, Valentina
China's growing interest in Africa has modified and structured a new foreign policy, where the enhancement political and economic relations is linked to the use of cultural diplomacy as a tool of attraction. Given the above, this research paper is mainly aimed to investigate how China builds an identity through cultural diplomacy in Angola, thus demonstrating that this country uses its customs, principles and standards to establish a role identity in which it is assumed as a cultural power that must cooperate. However, its interests go beyond cooperation in order to deepen trust relationships that benefit both countries politically and economically. Using the concept of imperialism, this research shows the limitations and gaps in the notion of identity to explain Chinese actions in Angola, and identifies how China uses of imperialist tools for its own benefit.