Chinese Investment in Africa

  • Xiuping ZhangEmail author
  • Bruce P. Corrie


In the field of investment, it transformed from trade oriented into production process and resource-based development, Investment fields were related to many aspects of trade, for example, production and processing, resource development, transportation, agriculture, agricultural comprehensive development, and so on; Many Chinese companies actively seek cooperation opportunities in new areas of construction, electricity, transportation, oil, communications, etc. On the scale of investment, according to Commerce Department statistics, China invested Africa a total of $29.78 billion and 32.02 billion in the year of 2014 and 2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management SchoolMinzu University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Concordia UniversitySaint PaulUSA

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