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Nov 4, 2017

Author Irene Yuan Sun argues in her now book that Africa is poised to become the world's next manufacturing boosted by Chinese investment and production expertise. With costs steadily rising in the PRC, more and more companies are looking to offshore production from China to more affordable countries. Africa and...


Sep 16, 2017

 

Every week seemingly brings a new announcement of a Chinese-financed mega project somewhere in Africa. This week's announcement of a $5.8 billion power station in Nigeria that will be financed and built by Chinese state-owned companies is typical of the scope and scale of Chinese lending activity in Africa. And with...


Sep 3, 2017

Amid a surge of European and U.S. inward-looking nativist populism, the West's longstanding influence in Africa is in retreat. At the same time, China appears to be doubling-down on globalism with a trillion dollar bet called "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR.

OBOR is China's hugely ambitious global mercantile agenda...


May 7, 2017

 

Beijing-based investment attorney Kai Xue joins Eric & Cobus to discuss why he thinks Africa is no longer appealing to Chinese companies. Kai Xue is a longtime Sino-African affairs analyst and carefully monitors trade, FDI and migration data between the two regions. He is among a growing number of Chinese...


Apr 1, 2017

Nairobi-based researcher Zander Rounds joins Eric & Cobus to discuss a new comparative study on employment relations at Chinese and American firms in Kenya. Zander co-authored the report with China House Kenya founder Huang Hongxiang as part of a grant funded by the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns...