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Chinese Timber Business in Zambia: We Could Never Make Furniture Here

The following article was written by Hezhu Zhang, a fellow at China House Kenya Chinese timber business in Africa is continually faced with numerous criticisms. And the reprobation of exporting raw materials without developing processing industry locally is one of the most heated points. The same happens in Zambia. Chinese timber business has been in Zambia since around 2005, mostly exporting ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Africa’s Expensive, High Stakes Gamble to Lure Chinese Manufacturers

Newly-built industrial parks are popping up across Africa as part of a new effort to pick up some of the estimated 85 million jobs that China is expected to shed as it offshores more of its manufacturing. In April, Senegal unveiled a new $139 million park on the outskirts of Dakar which the government hopes will become a hub for Chinese textile manufacturing. Similarly, ... Read More »