Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123604
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Gilbert, Aminkeng
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/13/020
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
Foreign direct investment
direct trade impacts
China
Africa
JEL: 
F19
F21
O10
O19
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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