Impacts and challenges of a growing relationship between China and sub-Saharan Africa
The existing literature is clear that China is impacting on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). What is not clear is the precise nature of that impact. Does it come mainly from trade in cheap manufactured goods? Does it come from China’s seemingly insatiable hunger for oil and minerals? What countries beneﬁt and in what sectors? What role do Chinese companies operating in Africa play? How beneﬁcial is Chinese aid and/or international cooperation? Who is losing out, and why?