Research Reports (Centre for Chinese Studies)


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  • 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 ...