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
Date Written: March 29, 2015
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
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