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From Smuggling to “Made in Zambia”: Transformation of the Chinese Timber Business

The following article was written by Hezhu Zhang, a fellow at China House Kenya “Policy is too unstable and is getting stricter, this business has no future”. Mr. Zhou, an experienced Chinese timber businessman said, thinking about what is next for his timber business. When it comes to the difficulties of doing timber business in Zambia, fickle policies which are getting ... Read More »

Smaller Than It Looks: The Reality of Chinese Timber Investment in Zambia

The following article was written by Hezhu Zhang, a fellow at China House Kenya The first impression of Chinese timber business in Zambia may not be described as a “small-scale industry” as numerous both Chinese and Zambian are involved. However, if observed more thoroughly, vitalness of Zambian timber market is in fact awash with speculation rather than investment and real production ... Read More »