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Vol 4 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2010


The next big plan

Policymakers face rising expectations and criticisms of Beijing’s trade and investments in Africa

Growing demand for Africa’s minerals, oil, gas and farmland will shape China’s next five-year plan (2011-2015) due to be approved in March 2011. The planning committees have to take into account both the rising expectations of Beijing’s role as a project financier and builder of infrastructure and criticisms of Chinese companies’ operations on the ground there. This follows a Chinese manager shooting protesting miners in Zambia (AAC Vol 3 No 12) along with complaints about the numbers of Chinese workers in Africa.

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