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Africans' perceptions of Chinese Business in Africa: A Survey

Author: Ethics Institute (South Africa), Published on: 1 February 2014

This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of the business practices of Chinese nationals (hereafter “Chinese Business”) in African countries...China stands accused of being a ‘new colonial power’, extracting resources for their own benefit with little return for Africa. In addition, Chinese presence in Africa is viewed with suspicion...and their human rights record, labour practices and environmental practices are often questioned. On the other side, the Chinese are very positive about their investment in Africa, contending that it contributes to the development in Africa. However, we cannot rely on assumptions...hence the need to measure the perceptions of Africans themselves. This report presents the findings...Fifteen African countries...participate[d] in the survey... In total, 1,056 Africans completed an online questionnaire...

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