BRIEFING PAPERS AND ECONOMIC Bulletins
The Path Ahead: The 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Janet Eom, Deborah Brautigam, and Lina Benabdallah (Briefing Paper 01/2018).
Challenges of and Opportunities from the Commodity Price Slump, Lucas Atkins, Deborah Brautigam, Yunnan Chen, and Jyhjong Hwang (Economic Bulletin 01/2017).
Comparing the Determinants of Western and Chinese Development Finance Flows to Africa, David Landry (29/2018).
China-Britain-Uganda: Trilateral Development Cooperation in Agriculture, Hang Zhou (28/2018).
Chinese manufacturing moves to Rwanda: A study of training at C&H Garments, Janet Eom (26/2018).
The East Africa Shift in Textile and Apparel Manufacturing: China-Africa Strategies and AGOA’s Influence, Weiyi Wang, Jinghao Lu, and Wilmot Allen (25/2018).
What kinds of Chinese "Geese" are flying to Africa? Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms, Deborah Brautigam, Tang Xiaoyang, and Ying Xia (24/2018).
Silk Road to the Sahel: African Ambitions in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Yunnan Chen (23/2018).
The Risks and Rewards of Resource-for-Infrastructure Deals: Lessons from the Congo’s Sicomines Agreement, David G. Landry (22/2018).
Chinese Medical Teams in the DRC: A Comparative Case Study, Xiaoxiao Jiang Kwete (21/2017).
Adaptation of Chinese Immigrants in Zambia, Lu Yao, Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong, and Zhou Weixuan (19/2017).
The United States and China in Africa: What does the data say?, Janet Eom, Jyhjong Hwang, Lucas Atkins, Yunnan Chen, and Siqi Zhou (18/2017).
Creating a Market for Skills Transfer: A Case Study of AVIC International, Irene Yuan Sun and Lin Qi (17/2017).
Local Politics Meets Chinese Engineers: A Study of the Chinese-Built Standard Gauge Railway Project in Kenya, Uwe Wissenbach and Yuan Wang (16/2016).
Provincial Chinese Actors in Africa: The Case of Sichuan in Uganda, Xuefei Shi (15/2016).
Do Huawei's Training Programs and Centers Transfer Skills to Africa?, Benjamin Tsui (14/2016)
Media Training for Africa: Is China Exporting its Journalism?, Jákup Emil Hansen (12/2016).
How Chinese Money is Transforming Africa: It's Not What You Think, Jyhjong Hwang, Deborah Brautigam, and Janet Eom (11/2016). Updated April 31, 2016
What Happened to China Development Bank’s $3 Billion Loan to Ghana?, Thomas Chen (10/2016).
Looking Back and Moving Forward: An Analysis of China-Africa Economic Trends and the Outcomes of the 2015 Forum on China Africa Cooperation, Janet Eom, Jyhjong Hwang, Ying Xia, and Deborah Brautigam (09/2016).
Chinese Financed Hydropower Projects in Sub-Saharian Africa, Deborah Brautigam, Jyhjong Hwang, and Lu Wang (08/2015).
Neither ‘Land Grab’ nor ‘Friendship Farm:’ Chinese Agricultural Engagement in Angola, Zhou Jinyan (07/2015).
Assessing the Impact of Chinese Investment on Southeast Africa’s Cotton: Moving up the Value Chain?, Tang Xiaoyang (06/2015).
Chinese Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Africa: Case Studies in Ghana and Nigeria, Yang Jiao (05/2015).
Chinese Agricultural Engagement in Zambia: A Grassroots Analysis, Solange Guo Chatelard and Jessica M. Chu (04/2015).
Chinese Training Courses for African Officials: a “Win-Win” Engagement?, Henry Tugendhat (03/2014).
Chinese Agricultural Investment in Mozambique: the Case of Wanbao Rice Farm, Sérgio Chichava (02/2014).
The Political Ecology of Chinese Investment in Uganda: the Case of Hanhe Farm, Josh Maiyo (01/2014).
Comparing the Determinants of Western and Chinese Development Finance Flows to Africa, David G. Landry (21/November 2018).
China-Britain-Uganda: Trilateral Development, Cooperation in Agriculture, Hang Zhou (20/October 2018).
Chinese manufacturing moves to Rwanda: A study of training at C&H Garments, Janet Eom (18/August 2018).
What kinds of Chinese "Geese" are flying to Africa? Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms, Deborah Brautigam, Tang Xiaoyang, and Ying Xia (17/August 2018).
The Risks and Rewards of Resource-for-Infrastructure Deals: Lessons from the Congo’s Sicomines Agreement, David G. Landry (16/May 2018).
China's involvement in South Africa's wind and solar PV industries, Lucy Baker and Wei Shen (15/December 2017).
Creating a market for skills transfer: A case study of AVIC International’s skills transfer programs in Kenya, Irene Yuan Sun and Qi Lin (14/September 2017).
African politics meets Chinese engineers: The Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway Project in Kenya and East Africa, Uwe Wissenbach and Yuan Wang (13/June 2017).
Diffusing Chinese rice technology in rural Tanzania: Lessons from the Dakawa agro-technology demonstration center, Hezron Makundi (12/April 2017).
China and uranium: Comparative possibilities for agency in statecraft in Niger and Namibia, Peter Volberding and Jason Warner (11/March 2017).
We are not so different: A comparative study of employment relations at Chinese and American firms in Kenya, Zander Rounds and Hongxiang Huang (10/2017).
Chinese Media, Kenyan Lives: An Ethnographic Inquiry into CCTV Africa’s Head Offices, Melissa Lefkowitz (09/January 2017).
Chinese Investment in Ghana's Manufacturing Sector, Tang Xiaoyang (08/2016).
A Comparative Analysis: The Sustainable Development Impact of Two Wind Farms in Ethiopia, Yanning Chen (07/November 2016).
Capturing the Rains: A Comparative Study of Chinese Involvement in Cameroon's Hydropower Sector, Yunnan Chen and David G. Landry (06/September 2016).
Where Africa Meets Asia: Chinese Agricultural and Manufacturing Investment in Madagascar, Yunnan Chen and David G. Landry (05/July 2016).
Eastern Promises: New Data on Chinese Loans in Africa, 2000 to 2014, Deborah Brautigam and Jyhjong Hwang (04/April 2016).
How do Chinese Contractors Perform in Africa? Evidence from World Bank Projects, Jamie Farrell (03/February 2016).
Learning from China? Manufacturing Investment and Technology Transfer in Nigeria, Yunnan Chen, Irene Yuan Sun, Rex Uzonna Ukaejiofo, Tang Xiaoyang, and Deborah Brautigam (02/January 2016).
Chinese Engagement in Hydropower Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jyhjong Hwang, Deborah Brautigam, and Nancy Wang (01/December 2015).
Is China building a new empire in rural Africa? It seems a perfect match: the country with the largest population and the continent with the largest remaining reserves of arable land. Few topics are as controversial and emotionally charged as the belief that the Chinese government is aggressively buying up huge tracts of prime African land to grow food to ship back to China.
In her new book Will Africa Feed China?, CARI Director Deborah Brautigam probes the myths and realities behind the headlines. Challenging conventional wisdom, Brautigam’s engaging research shows Chinese farming investments to be surprisingly modest. China actually exports more food to Africa than it imports. Yet African governments are pushing hard for foreign capital and, to feed their own populations, rural Africa must move from subsistence to commercial agriculture. What role will China play? Will Africa Feed China? introduces the people and politics that will shape the future of this engagement.