Trade between China and Africa was estimated to have quadrupled between 2000 and 2008, with China on Africa’s third largest trading partner and second largest export market. , Goods and FDI from China to Africa, including new investment opportunities such as land acquisition and outsourcing of agricultural production, especially of staples and biofu primary resources from Africa to China cheap manufactured: Trade relations between China and Africa were mainly in three areas concentrated .. . Read more »

Trade between China and Africa was estimated to have quadrupled between 2000 and 2008, with China on Africa’s third largest trading partner and second largest export market. , Goods and FDI from China to Africa, including new investment opportunities such as land acquisition and outsourcing of agricultural production, especially of staples and biofuels primary resources from Africa to China cheap manufactured: Trade relations between China and Africa were concentrated in three areas mainly. It has been estimated that Chinese farmers work to 2009 million in Africa. Africa had large extensions of fertile land available, although the lack of infrastructure (not only for agricultural activities, but also for transport) and political factors such as land ownership, corruption and governance were serious problems. This case describes China’s growing business with Africa and the risks that this can bring, especially for Chinese state-owned enterprises.
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Marcus Schuetz,
Carola Ramon-Berjano
Source: University of Hong Kong
20 pages.
Release date: 07 September 2010. Prod #: HKU897-PDF-ENG
East of Africa (and western China): Chinese Business in Africa HBR case solution

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