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The Economic Consequences of China-Africa Relations: Debunking Myths in the Debate

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  • Asongu Simplice

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    (Yaoundé/Cameroun)

  • Aminkeng Gilbert

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    (Bruxelles, Belgium)

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This study dissects with great acuteness some of the big questions on China-Africa relations in order to debunk burgeoning myths surrounding the nexus. It reviews a wealth of recent literature and presents the debate in three schools of thought. No substantial empirical evidence is found to back-up sinister prophesies of coming catastrophe from critics of the direction of China-Africa relations. In the mean, the relationship from an economic standpoint is promising and encouraging but more needs to be done regarding multilateral relations, improvement of institutions and sustainability of resources management. A number of positive signs suggest that China is heading toward the direction which would provide openings for a multipolar dialogue. While benefiting in the short-run, African governments have the capacity to tailor this relationship and address some socio-economic matters arising that may negatively affect the nexus in the long-term. Policy implications are discussed.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 13/020.

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Length: 30
Date of creation: 27 Jul 2013
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Publication status: Forthcoming in the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2014. "A Development Consensus reconciling the Beijing Model and Washington Consensus: Views and Agenda," Working Papers, African Governance and Development Institute. 14/013, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2014. "On the substitution of institutions and finance in investment," Working Papers, African Governance and Development Institute. 14/005, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu, Simplice & Nguena, Christian, 2014. "Equitable and Sustainable Development of Foreign Land Acquisitions: what have we learnt on policy syndromes and implications?," MPRA Paper 56808, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu Simplice, 2014. "Knowledge Economy Gaps, Policy Syndromes and Catch-up Strategies: Fresh South Korean Lessons to Africa," Working Papers, African Governance and Development Institute. 14/014, African Governance and Development Institute..

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