Jump to navigation

Vol 3 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2010

Deconstructing Chindia

Delhi’s diplomats show how its brand of democracy and business differs from Beijing’s

India’s push for more trade and access to African mineral resources in 2010 will be made with one eye focused on Beijing. Indian diplomats and businessmen are trying more than ever to distinguish their activities in Africa from China’s, which they deride as ‘exploitative’. What so far separates India from China is that New Delhi’s entrepreneurs and private companies have led the charge for India-Africa trade. McLeod Russel bought up a handful of tea plantations in Uganda in December, Bharti Airtel is in the market for African telecom purchases again, Tata Motors has announced that it will launch its inexpensive Nano car in Africa and Malawi’s government has invited Indian companies to build a port at Nsanje.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1150 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.