Title

Commentary: China and Africa

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

The Australasian Review of African Studies

Publisher

The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific

School

School of Business and Law / Markets and Services Research Centre (MASRC)

RAS ID

29624

Comments

Originally published as: Hevron, A., & Crowley, M. (2019). Commentary: China and Africa. The Australasian Review of African Studies, 40(1), 111. Original publication available here

Abstract

China has a long historical connection to the African continent. In recent years, that relationship has been changed with economic transactions and transfers of wealth on an unprecedented scale. Consider for example the $4 billion invested in the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway and various hydro-power projects with a combined value of more than $220 billion (See also Shinn 2012).1 China has a vast supply of funding, and Africa has a deep need of development funds. However, possession of resources and need is not one sided. Africa has an abundance of undeveloped resources including fuels such as oil, uranium, minerals and metals such as copper, gold or lithium, and foods. China needs access to these resources to continue its economic reinvention and development. Each side can benefit, but there are concerns in such relationships, particularly for the less developed side...

DOI

10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2019-40-1/111-114

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