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Title: The effects of China's trade and investment policy on Africa's development
Authors: Jungová, Monika (2013)
Keywords: Africa -- Foreign relations
China -- Foreign relations
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Jungová, M. (2013). The effects of China's trade and investment policy on Africa's development (Master’s dissertation).
Abstract: This paper is an exploration of possible gains coming from China-Africa relation, which could lead to overall development in Africa considering advantages and disadvantages of the cooperation for African economies. The hypothesis, the thesis is researching is, whether China's strategy overseas contributes to Africa's development through incorporating industrial diversification in bilateral relations. The first chapter of the main research deals with examining China's strategy in Africa as its business partner. To study Chinese cooperation strategy, the main points to look at are the key political objective, soft power instruments, means of economic cooperation, for instance the type of institutions responsible for the relations with Africa and establishing overseas economic zones in the continent. The following chapter evaluates China's trade strategy in Africa and in Uganda in particular. Searching the reason of the bilateral trade, its size and growth trend, as well as an analysis of the commodity and territorial structure of China's exports and imports in Africa helps bring to light an answer to the question which trading party benefits more. The last chapter undertakes to examine Chinese investments in the African countries, while China's presence in Uganda is analysed more in detail. On one hand, Africa is evaluated as a destination for Chinese investments. On the other hand, the possible negative effects of the Chinese FDT are examined, in particular with the regard to the increased competition along with employment of Africans in Chinese companies. The thesis deals also with the charges China receives for importing Africa's natural resources and not pursuing the approach of the West and the international intergovernmental economic organisations in solving poverty and introducing good governance in African countries. There are arguments to prove that the Flying geese model can allow catalytic effects also in Sub-Saharan African industries as a result of strategized and long-term China-Africa cooperation.
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