Tuesday, July 24, 2018

China Responds to Africa's Industrialization Potential

Ethiopia: photo by Tang Xiaoyang
Xi Jinping is in Africa. An often overlooked story in the China-Africa coverage is the Chinese response to African industrialization goals. Not in all countries, not in all sectors, but we have seen considerable Chinese factory investment in places like Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Kenya.
And as we reported in 2016, some African and European firms are hiring Chinese trainers to transfer technology to their African workers. (We saw this in the factory pictured to the left.)
In a forthcoming CARI working paper we report on our findings from the first phase of this research. For now, you can read my analysis in the Washington Post.

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