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China-Africa and an Economic Transformation

Arkebe Oqubay and Justin Yifu Lin


Progress in Africa’s economic growth in the new millennium has been uneven across countries, and has not translated into structural transformation. The same can be said about the evolving China–Africa economic relations. Although economic ties between China and Africa have made a positive contribution, the impact of this dynamic engagement has been uneven, shaped by variations in strategic approach, policy ownership, and implementation capacity among African governments. As China undergoes major economic rebalancing to upgrade to an innovation-driven economy, this is bound to affect China–Afri ... More

Keywords: China, Africa, China–Africa cooperation, economic transformation, structural transformation, economic ties, industrialization, global division of labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arkebe Oqubay, editor
Minister and Coordinator of Economic Sectors and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Justin Yifu Lin, editor
Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics, and Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University, China

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Part I China’s Rise and the Changing Global Development Discourse

Part II Evolving China–Africa Relations: Context, Perspectives, and Framework

Part III The Dynamics of China–Africa Economic Ties

Part IV China and Africa’s Economic Transformation

Chapter 15 The Future of China–Africa Economic Ties

Arkebe Oqubay and Justin Yifu Lin