Sino-African Trade: A Multi-layered Appraisal

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Huang, F. 2020. Sino-African Trade: A Multi-layered Appraisal. Manchester Journal of International Economic Law.
AuthorsHuang, F.
Abstract

There 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.

KeywordsSino-African trade, One Belt One Road Initiative, investment, legal institution
Year2020
JournalManchester Journal of International Economic Law
PublisherElectronic Publications
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624875
hdl:10545/624875
Publication dates03 Apr 2020
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Accepted10 Mar 2020
ContributorsUniversity of Derby and University of Leicester
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