Sino-African Relations: Some Solutions and Strategies to the Policy Syndromes

Journal of African Business, 17(1), 35-51 (2016)

37 Pages Posted: 1 May 2015 Last revised: 18 Apr 2016

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Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

John Ssozi

Baylor University

Date Written: March 29, 2015

Abstract

We survey about 110 recently published studies on Sino-African relations; put some structure on the documented issues before suggesting some solutions and strategies to the identified policy syndromes. The documented issues classified into eight main strands include, China: targeting nations with abundant natural resources; focusing on countries with bad governance; not hiring local workers; outbidding other countries by flouting environmental and social standards; importing workers that do not integrate into domestic society and living in extremely simple conditions; exhibiting low linkages between her operations and local businesses; exporting low quality products to Africa; and the emergence of China hindering Africa’s development.

Keywords: Economic relations; China; Africa

JEL Classification: F19; F21; O10; O19; O55

Suggested Citation

Asongu, Simplice and Ssozi, John, Sino-African Relations: Some Solutions and Strategies to the Policy Syndromes (March 29, 2015). Journal of African Business, 17(1), 35-51 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600594 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2600594

Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

John Ssozi

Baylor University ( email )

Waco, TX 76798
United States

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