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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...


Apr 13, 2016

Amid a prolonged economic downturn and a weakening yuan, Chinese investors have steadily turned their focus to buying overseas assets. While there are a number of complicated reasons behind the massive capital outflows over the past 18 months, the fact remains that both individual and corporate investors are looking...


Mar 30, 2016

Chinese government officials have been on all-out PR offensive across Africa lately to reassure increasingly nervous political and business leaders that even though China's economy may be slowing it will not affect the PRC's investment plans in Africa.

Africans, for their part, have reason to be worried. Chinese trade...


Feb 7, 2016

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden discuss the impact in Africa of China's faltering economy and how Chinese officials are prompting a new, somewhat counter-intuitive message that the PRC's economic slowdown may actually be a good thing for Africa.

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