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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Flora
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Horace
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-05T15:37:02Z
dc.date.available2020-06-05T15:37:02Z
dc.date.issued2020-04
dc.identifier.citationHuang, F., and Y, H. (2020). 'Sino-African trade: A multi-layered appraisal'. Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, 17(1), pp. 140-158.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624875
dc.description.abstractThere are both believers and critics on the state and potential of Sino-African trade. For example, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to benefit several African countries. At the same time, some critics refer to it as ‘debt trap diplomacy’ for China to politically and economically exploit the countries involved. Nearly a decade ago, China surpassed the US to become Africa’s largest trading partner. Sino-African trade is now four times larger than that of US-Africa. While the importance of Sino-African trade can be seen in the scale of trade and investment, this article at the same time concerns the legal, and also some non-legal mechanisms such as BRI and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, to take the bilateral/multilateral relations to the next level. Other than continental and country level perspectives, firm level considerations cannot be ignored. Chinese companies now dominate in certain Africa’s business sectors and are rapidly expanding into new sectors. There have been concerns regarding the behaviour of certain Chinese companies in Africa. Through a multi-level analysis, the article endeavours to form a comprehensive picture of the closer than ever Sino-African trade relations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
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dc.publisherElectronic Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.electronicpublications.org/catalogue/242en_US
dc.subjectSino-African trade, One Belt One Road Initiative, investment, legal institutionen_US
dc.titleSino-African trade: A multi-layered appraisalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leicesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalManchester Journal of International Economic Lawen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-03-10
dc.author.detail787006en_US


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