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Title:China Fuels its Future With Africa's Riches
Authors:Naidu, Sanusha
Davies, Martyn
Year:2006
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs
Volume:13
Issue:2
Pages:69-83
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
China
Subjects:exports
natural resources
international economic relations
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
international relations
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10220460609556803
Abstract:Global energy demands have made Africa an increasingly important player. This paper examines China's acquisition of and investment in Africa's natural resource sector. The paper pays attention to China's oil, copper, base metal and wood imports from Africa. China now obtains roughly a third of its energy imports from the African continent. For recipient African economies, revenues from oil exports to China need to be utilized to invest in long-term industrial development strategies. However, on the back of China-derived revenue, the opportunity for economic diversification and sustainable development exists and may be embraced by Africa's developmental States, but may most likely be wasted by its predatory regimes. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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