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The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa

Author: Irene Yuan Sun
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa: largest trade partner, largest infrastructure financier, and fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment. Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding into Africa, investing in long-term assets, such as factories and heavy equipment. The fact that China sees Africa not for its poverty but for its potential wealth is a striking departure from the attitude of the West,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yuan Sun, Irene
The Next Factory of the World : How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa
La Vergne : Harvard Business Review Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Yuan Sun
ISBN: 9781633692824 1633692825
OCLC Number: 1015876758
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (225 p.)
Contents: Introduction: From the current factory of the world to the next factory of the world --
Part 1. Realities: A human chain reaction --
The life, death, and rebirth of factories --
Cloth and clothing, steel rods and steel sheets --
Taking a gamble --
Part 2. Possibilities: On the line --
Two steps forward, one step back --
Good (enough) governance --
"If we could do it, then so can this place" --
Epilogue: Feeling the stones.
Responsibility: by Irene Yuan Sun.

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Will Africa be the world's next hub of manufacturing? China is answering in the affirmative and investing accordingly. This book dispels the notion that this crucial story is merely about China's  Read more...

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Advance Praise for The Next Factory of the World Deborah Brautigam, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and founding Director, China Africa Research Initiative, Johns Read more...

 
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