Research Reports (Centre for Chinese Studies)

 

Recent Submissions

  • Chinese presence in real estate in South Africa and Mauritius 

    Cowaloosur, Honita (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2016-02)
    China has recently taken the global community by surprise with a surging interest in overseas real estate investment. While United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), Canada and Australia are the usual prized ...

  • South African relations with China and Taiwan Economic realism and the “One-China” doctrine 

    Grimm, Sven; Kim, Yejoo; Anthony, Ross (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2014-02)
    Since 2009, China is South Africa’s largest bilateral trade partner with political relations between Beijing and Pretoria deepening in recent years. The Chinese government position claims it is a ‘win-win’ situation, but ...

  • Chinese investors – saving the Zambian textile and clothing industry 

    Eliassen, Ina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-10)
    In the context of reduced aid from traditional donors and the changing modalities of aid, FDI from non-traditional development partners as China has become an important driver for development agenda’s in African countries. ...

  • South Africas changing foreign policy in a multi-polar world - the influence of China and other emerging powers 

    Anthony, Ross; Tembe, Paul; Gull, Olivia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2015-09)
    In recent years, critics of the South African government have accused it of increasingly abandoning its commitments to human rights and democracy in its international engagements. In addition to this being viewed as a turn ...

  • African students in China : an exploration of increasing numbers and their motivations in Beijing 

    Ferdjani, Hannane (Stellenbosch University, Centre for Chinese Studies, 2012-09)
    This report focuses on the growing phenomenon of African students migrating to China for their studies, from a holistic and quantitative point of view, specifically, their perceptions and experiences in the system of Higher ...

  • Transparency of Chinese aid : an analysis of the published information on Chinese external financial flows 

    Grimm, Sven; Rank, Rachel; Schickerling, Elizabeth; McDonald, Matthew (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2011-08)
    There are many myths and misconceptions about the level of information publically available on Chinese efforts and activities in the developing world. With the growing momentum around ‘aid transparency’ since the Third ...

  • Assessing China’s role in foreign direct investment in Southern Africa 

    Van Der Lugt, Sanne; Hamblin, Victoria; Burgess, Meryl; Schickerling, Elizabeth (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2011-03)
    Popular claims link the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) almost automatically to economic development. This notion increased in prominence with the rise of neo-liberal thinking in the 1980s. It was also fuelled ...

  • Evaluating China's FOCAC commitments to Africa and mapping the way ahead 

    Hon, Tracy; Jansson, Johanna; Shelton, Garth; Liu, Haifang; Burke, Christopher; Kiala, Carine (Stellenbosch University. Centre for Chinese Studies, 2010-01)
    This report investigates emerging trends, opportunities and challenges in China‟s engagement with five African countries through FOCAC, namely Angola, the DRC, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The report also outlines ...