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Sino-African relations: some solutions and strategies to the policy syndromes

Asongu, Simplice and Ssozi, John (2015): Sino-African relations: some solutions and strategies to the policy syndromes. Published in: Journal of African Business (August 2015)

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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.

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