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

Van Der Lugt, Sanne ; Hamblin, Victoria ; Burgess, Meryl ; Schickerling, Elizabeth (2011-03)

An original research report by the Centre for Chinese Studies prepared for the Oxfam Hong Kong, March 2011

The original publication is available at http://www.sun.ac.za/ccs

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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 by the success of the so-called Asian Tigers achieving high growth rates, coupled with poverty reduction through an outward market-policy orientation. This study explores FDI in Southern Africa and Zambia specifically, based on the analysis of policy documents and interviews with a small sample of twelve Chinese and African government officials, CSO representatives as well as private sector representatives.

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