Jan 13, 2019
Africa's rising indebtedness to China is prompting concern across the continent that governments need to do a better job negotiating infrastructure financing deals. Too often, critics contend, the Chinese are simply out-maneuvering their African counterparts in the negotiating process.
University of Oxford scholar Folashadé Soulé among the world's leading researchers on Sino-Africa negotiations. She joins Eric & Cobus to discuss her recent article that highlighted four recommendations on how African governments can negotiate better infrastructure deals with the Chinese.
Join the discussion. Do you think if you African leaders take Folashadé's advice that they can get a better deal from the Chinese? Or, do you think the Chinese truly are engaging in a form of "predatory lending" and no matter what Africans do they will come up short? Let us know what you think.
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