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Unveiling China's impact on African environment

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  • -H. Peh, Kelvin S.
  • Eyal, Jonathan

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China's economic involvement in Africa has recently attracted unprecedented global attention. Chinese interest in the oil, gas and other natural resources on the continent entails - it is alleged - more harm than good for Africa's environment. Yet much of the discussion about China's role in Africa is conducted in the absence of the most basic information and raw data. We believe that despite all the obvious informational obstacles, the secrecy veil on the China's African involvement can be lifted. And this, in turn, could produce a more accurate picture of the real impact on the Africa's environment.

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  • -H. Peh, Kelvin S. & Eyal, Jonathan, 2010. "Unveiling China's impact on African environment," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(8), pages 4729-4730, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:38:y:2010:i:8:p:4729-4730
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    Cited by:

    1. Ackah-Baidoo, Abigail, 2012. "Enclave development and ‘offshore corporate social responsibility’: Implications for oil-rich sub-Saharan Africa," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 152-159.
    2. Junko Mochizuki & ZhongXiang Zhang, 2011. "Environmental Security and its Implications for China’s Foreign Relations," Working Papers 2011.30, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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    Africa China Natural resources;

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