China-Egypt trade and investment ties – seeking a better balance

Scott, Emma (2015-06)

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CITATION: Scott, E. 2015. China-Egypt trade and investment ties – seeking a better balance. Centre for Chinese Studies. Policy Briefing, 6 (1) 2015.

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This policy brief examines Chinese investments in Egypt and the bi-lateral trading relationship between the two countries in order to better understand the extent of economic engagement. Since 2013, a spur in high-level diplomatic exchanges led to the signing of numerous agreements, including a Comprehen- sive Strategic Partnership agreement. Promises of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into large-scale transport and energy infrastructure projects have been cited. With the trade balance heavily tipped in favour of China, this policy brief identifies ways for Egypt to more broadly benefit from the relationship.

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