China in Africa: Goods Supplier, Service Provider rather than Investor

China in Africa: Goods Supplier, Service Provider rather than Investor
Thierry Pairault
Bridges Africa, 7(5), 5 juillet 2018


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While in the development community and beyond, there is a widespread feeling that China is investing heavily in Africa, factual data shows the precise opposite. How can this be explained, and what is the real nature of China’s economic engagement on the continent?