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China's Interest and Activity in Africa's Construction and Infrastructure Sectors

by Lucy Corkin and Christopher Burke
Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Centre for Chinese Studies conducted a four country research study that evaluated the market entry models of Chinese construction firms in Angola, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia. Particular attention was paid to the methods of engagement and the impact on the local construction industries. Chinese activity in the four case studies were examined and then compared across five areas: 1) tendering, 2) access to capital, 3) labour, 4) procurement, and 5) quality of workmanship. The business environment in terms of governmental bilateral relations, aid and trade and investment profiles between China and the countries concerned were also taken into consideration

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