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Sino-African Relations: Some Solutions and Strategies to the Policy Syndromes

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  • Simplice Asongu
  • John Ssozi

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We survey about 110 recently published studies on Sino-African relations, and put some structure on the documented issues before suggesting some solutions and strategies to the identified policy syndromes. The documented issues are classified into the following eight main strands: 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. We sum up the discussion by reconciling the Beijing and Washington Consensuses.

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  • Simplice Asongu & John Ssozi, 2016. "Sino-African Relations: Some Solutions and Strategies to the Policy Syndromes," Journal of African Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 33-51, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:wjabxx:v:17:y:2016:i:1:p:33-51
    DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2015.1089614
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    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
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